This week in church, we talked about belonging and barbed wire.
"Are there barbed wires at the edges of my form of belonging?"
-Pádraig Ò Tuama
We all want to belong. It's an important part of existing in this world. Sometimes our sense of belonging is inclusive and joyful and life-giving and makes the world a better place. Other times, it is exclusive and divisive and hurts others and makes the world a more painful place.
We are all capable of both, and I would wager that we all can be a part of both kinds of belonging at the same time.
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