Monday, October 17, 2005

the gift of our presence

after a night at church where lots of friends weren't there for various reasons I was stirred to read these words from Jason Clark's blog this morning:

"I suggested to our church family that one of the greatest gifts we can give each other in a consumer society is our time, and presence."

"Community, takes time, proximity, interaction, and above all the cost of giving our time to others."

1 comment:

Suzie said...

It's really true. One of the things that God has taught me over the last few years is that you can't rush a friendship. Good friendships are built only by time spent together, you can't skip any of the stages between acquaintance and soul-mates just by wishing it. I think time is a real gift from God, and so often we feel like it's choking us, but it's created for a purpose.