What exactly is a community?

By Samuel Lam

During a conversation last night, the question of community was brought up: What is it?

I had always believed that a good community is a gathering of people who share the same interests, that we help and look out for each other because of the common interest.

When the conversation about what it meant to support one another within a community, I started talking without thinking. But somehow, I believe God spoke to me and gave this description.

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Throughout our lives, we build walls up. We are a vulnerable bunch, so we build walls up to protect our selves. We cover up our vulnerabilities. Whether it’s our baggage, our shortcomings or anything that we are embarrassed to share we build it up. And we make a strong wall. It’s that brick wall we put around ourselves that protects us from the outside and covers up who we really are inside.

But when we need support, we turn to people in our community. They get to know us. They become a part of our lives. We trust them. We know they will be there for us.

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