Five Minute Friday: Belong

Hello again to #FMFParty at I’m excited to give this 2nd post of unedited, unplanned, free-flowing writing a GO…

I write from a place where I am an outsider, as I’m on an international assignment for a couple of months. The people I’m around are wonderfully warm and inclusive and I really couldn’t be more fortunate… Nevertheless, there are moments, I recognize I’m not “belonging” in a typical way here.

But thankfully, they are fleeting moments… I belong to many groups and in many places and even here belong in my own way and above all, I belong to Him.

One of my fave blogs has the tag line of “we belong to each other” and the best sense of the word “belong” strkes me from there… We take care of the people who belong to us. We love them and share our space, our resources, our patience, our time… And through that they sense their belonging.

I’m grateful for those who give me the sense of belonging when I least expect it… and I aspire to give that sense back to them, and to many many more. This belonging to each other is something that I believe is a powerful tool in healing a broken world. It’s so much more than inclusion and tolerance and acceptance. It’s wrapping our hearts around the people with whom we come in contact, be it for a moment on the street, or on a daily basis…


PS aforementioned blog is ๐Ÿ™‚



14 responses to “Five Minute Friday: Belong”

  1. carolineholzberger says :

    Visiting from FMF ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you so much for sharing! I love how you emphasized how we belong to each other. This is true. I believe this is the will of God for us to focus on that – we belong to each other. And that means everyone – not just those we ‘feel’ like belonging to. But, like you said, a stranger on the street belongs as well – to you, to me and to Him. Thanks again for sharing. Love, love.

    • smcgintysd says :

      I was just reading yours as well and so loved your perspective. My prayers and heart and everything that I have that brings her and you “belonging” beyond His Grace goes out to you and her! Thanks for your feedback!

  2. Nancy says :

    How cool to be on an “international assignment”! Thanks for visiting and linking back. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • smcgintysd says :

      It is an amazing blessing… I asked for one thing for this journey and that was that I would be given opportunities to grow spiritually and share love in His image… He has provided… oh MAN has He provided! Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. Debi Stangeland (@DebiStangeland) says :

    Great thoughts. What a wonderful perspective you have. Thanks for sharing today.

  4. smcgintysd says :

    Thanks for the link back!

  5. smcgintysd says :

    Thanks for linking me ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. smcgintysd says :

    thanks so much for the link back! <

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