the sum of our parts … #pauseforAdvent

it is about who we are
together – who we are
not whether I manage to stand or kneel
not whether I sing or remain in silence
we are more than the sum of our parts

we do not become something new
today, as we are together
rather we celebrate who we are
what we have been created to be
we are more than the sum of our parts

a mystery is shared –
in us GOD made known
in us – our community
eat with me! drink with me!
we are more than the sum of our parts

each time our lives touch
we are the gathered ‘church’
God’s people – Christ made known to many
He is the reason we worship
we are more than the sum of our parts

church is not behind closed doors
composed of stone and clay
neither is it only a “Sunday special”
though we choose to meet this day
it is about identity, not detached entity

we are more than the sum of our parts

Taken from Shine: poems and prayers

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