Friday, May 21, 2010

Little Thought

A person you know well and regard with affection and trust.

Commune (verb)
To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.

Everyone needs friends. Everyone was created with the need to commune. Our humanity is what cries out for us to be "a rock" or "an island", insulated from the risk of pain. Our souls are what cry out for companionship and relationship. I believe God created us with these holes that can only be filled by another living being, whether that is an animal or a human. Ultimately God created us with a need for Him that only He can fill.

Thinking about relationships and community, I began dwelling on the great civilizations of the past, the beginning of life, and God. It all comes back to community. God longed for community and for creatures who would choose to love Him. He saw that it was good and began creation. Every great civilization began with, at the very least, two people. Community and support from friends is required for each person on earth to be successful. As Sanctus Real sings in their hit "We Need Each Other" (click here to view a Youtube video of the song):

I think I caught a glimpse of
Life without friends
Bitter, empty, hollow, dark and lonely
We never meant to hurt each other
So can't we trust again
And take it as a chance
To keep on growing

I don't know why it doesn't come easy
But I know that we could be happy
If we'd only learn to love

Oh oh we need each other
So what's the fighting for
Oh oh we need each other
Please don't close the door
Oh oh we need each other
Through all the highs and lows
Oh oh we need each other
Cause no one's meant to live alone

Life revolves around the need
Of having someone
Causing every complicated feeling
Oh and I don't want to lose you
And there is nothing wrong with
Telling me what you need
To keep our love strong

It's just a part of being a family
Taking the good with the bad and the ugly
If we could only learn to love

Oh Oh we need each other
Fathers and Mothers
Oh oh we need each other
All your sisters and brothers
Oh oh we need each other
We need friends and lovers
Oh Oh we need each other

Well I need you
You need me
Cause that's the way
It's meant to be
I need you
We need each other
I don't want to be alone

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