Breathing Exercises

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Never been lonely
Never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear
Nothing denied to
Born at the instant
The church bells chime
And the whole world whispering
Born at the right time

–Paul Simon,
Born at The Right Time

This is a Brand New blog full of brand new words that describe a brand new, never-been-seen-before community of people gathered to live the Christian Life together. Of course there is Nothing New Under The Sun, but try to think in absolutes when you’re looking at a new born baby. Like I said: totally unique in the world. Brand new. Exciting.

These thoughts are here to be considered by people exploring what it means to be a part of a community of consequence in the world as followers of Jesus, though anyone who is stirred to respond is welcome to the discussion. The title of the blog – Breathing Exercises – is meant to evoke the small contribution a parent makes to the astounding miracle that is the beginning of a new life, (which, if it’s not obvious, is how I am thinking about the birth of a new community). There is not much else to do but learn to breath, because it’s coming.

(And may I point out that in my metaphor, it is the community that’s new-born, not the members, who together get to parent the new thing that happens when they come together.)

The blog itself exists at this time because there is a community of people, here in California, beginning to gather and explore these things. Read along to be a part of the conversation and feel free to comment to register an opinion, but know that the real conversation will be happening in person, not so much by remote control.

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Written by dmaddalena

2010/11/06 at 1:32 am

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