Reflection on I Need. 15 May 2022
For some reason, the animals of the creation did not suit Adam as a partner. A suitable partner should have a likeness to myself. Typically someone of my own tribe and values.
That does not mean that all others have no value or should be rejected.
A community emerges from groups of people who choose to be connected for a purpose. A family may be a community to have and raise up children. Other communities may be established to get some work or task done.
From the Genesis story I learn about establishing community:
- It does not come easily into existence
- It takes experimentation, trials that may fail, and trials that may grow and will provide fertile grounds for many.
- It may cost me a 'rib'. I have to give up many things to make myself suitable for becoming a community member.