“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
I am seeing and hearing more and more about how hard it is to make everyone who is now working from home feel connected with each other and also how to feel more a part of the bigger organization. As we each become more of our own “nodes” that exist and work across a network of others, also being their own nodes, then we are going to have to find new and creative ways to “mesh” everyone together. It’s happening to all of us as don’t have those normal moments that we gather together physically. I saw someone here in our Rhode Island neighborhood and our first questions to each other were, “Where have been?”. Come to find out that we both got here for the summer within a week of each other, but because of the cancellation of all of the usual gatherings, our paths have not crossed. This is the next normal, at least for a while, so we are going to have to work harder and harder to stay connected and keep others connected, that is if we want to hold onto the community that any organization can be if worked at it.
I wonder if part of what we can do to bring glory to God in our purposed working, is to be the Connectors of others? We know we are to be of encouragement to others, and maybe in this time, the best encouragement could be to sure that everyone is reminded of their connection to one another and the fun and uplifting that can come from these relationships. Let’s think about it this week and see what we can do to be one of those connectors.
Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:27 (New Living Translation)