December 11th we closed our internet account. We moved out of a condo to make room for someone else who needed it. Since then we’ve stayed in a couple of other places, and eventually came back where we started. It has then taken 10 days for AT&T to get us back online. Wow.
The funny thing is how my writing slowed when I wasn’t also blogging. There is something about jotting down a short note that is passively public; just out there. It starts up the hope of connection which then encourages a braver effort and writing in private for a future time of sharing.
The point? Connecting. We need to connect with one another. We need unity and diversity all the time. We need to be distinct, personal, private; to experience solitude. But we also need to be unified, affiliated, incorporated; to experience community.
The seemingly bizarre doctrine of the Trinity (if you ever read Jehovah’s Witness stuff) is actually quite familiar. Unity, One God; diversity, Father/Son/Spirit. Unity and diversity as the highest ideal, the divine… God. Unity and diversity as daily calibration of living well. Me and We. Imago Dei.