#Gather


For Advent this year I’m participating in the #AdventWord project from Anglican Communion’s Global Advent Calendar with a daily meditation on the word for the day.

Even if you’re koi, you can still enjoy a gathering.

One of the most memorable quotes from the 1994 film Clerks is one I find relatable, albeit it comes from an otherwise unlikable character.

Dante Hicks: You hate people!
Randal Graves: But I love gatherings. Isn’t it ironic?

I’m clearly an introvert and I get anxious in crowds, but nonetheless I love gatherings.  Parties, parades, sporting events, concerts, and big events – as long as I have a comfortable spot on the edge of the crowd and avoid getting cornered for chitchat, I love them!  The great discovery of my 30s was that I can enjoy gatherings and being among people on my own terms and not the way other people define socializing.  Of course, Jesus said ” For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them,” and this type of gathering is the most rewarding. My favorite gatherings are face-to-face with a colleague, or a couple of friends, or best of all, with my children, one snuggled in each arm.

Your comments are welcome

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.