A story about community imagining:

What we have here is a failure to initiate community imagining.

Last night a young couple told our little group their frustrations trying to get a home of their own. “We looked into Habitat for Humanity, but because I have a court judgment against me, they turned me down.”

Much later someone in the group asked “What if we pooled our money and loaned you enough to pay off the judgment? Then you could qualify for Habitat.”

What we had here was a failure to initiate community imagining.

Many of our problems today cause us to suffer for this same reason: a failure to imagine. In community we can imagine more and better. We can get past impasses small and sometimes large. We can get past fighting to common ground. We can become larger than our problems.

Let us invite our community together to imagine….

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 4th, 2009 | No Comments »

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