Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cooperative Living

How do people make it in this world without other people? I've been spending a lot of time lately being greatful for the people who are around me, helping me, supporting me through the good and the bad. I've had the chance to meet some people lately who have no one around them, either physically close or in thier lives to help them through.

I can't help but wonder if we all were willing to help our extended families, neighbors, and people who have needs wherever they are, if the world wouldn't become a better place to live for everyone. Not in a hippie-commune kind of sharing, but in a "putting someone else before self" sort of way.

I'm getting a glimpse of what this looks like. I've started participating in a local food coop called Angel Food
This is my first chance to be involved in a food co-op and it's an exciting idea.
I've always been one to stick close to family;
relizing in my young adulthood how important that family support was. I've also been blessed with good friends that are there for me and a church that's made up of people that have serving hearts; hearts like Jesus.

I encourage you to begin to think how the way you live and the things you do may effect the people around you or the world you live in. Also imaging your life if everyone around you was willing to do what they could to make your life better.

I'm inspired by this scripture:

All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32

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