Community of Love
We all carry a yearning for God in our hearts. We all live on earth
with the Holy Spirit within us and among us. We all are in community
because of that, and God yearns for us to know it and to live it.
God wants us to be in community with all its nurturing gifts and
its call to us to minister to one another....
We live in
community, even when we go off by ourselves. Remember
the old song: "I see the moon and the moon sees me; the moon sees
somebody I want to see. God bless the moon and God bless me, and
God bless the somebody I want to see." To be in relationship with
God is to be in relationship with every person who is also in
relationship with God. And we do not need to speak the same language
or have the same accent to be in true community. We have only to
realize that we are all part of God, and to keep that uppermost in
our mind and spirit as we live and relate to each other.
-- From the sermon "Community: Where the Holy Spirit Hangs Out"
by the Rev. William A. Kolb
the sermon in its entirety.