Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to separate yourself from the activities of the day. When you feel settled and relaxed, consider:
- Where do you find community in your life? What makes a group feel like beloved community rather than simply a gathering of people?
- What covenants have you made in your life? With family? With friends? With your faith home?
- What actions or activities tie you together with those you care about? What makes community happen?