Living Community


Last weekend, I witnessed community.

I witnessed community when a friend’s toilet got blocked and he called us to borrow our plunger. He could’ve just gone to the store to buy one, but he chose to drive to our house to borrow ours.


At church, one kid needed a new diaper and the parents didn’t have an extra. I overheard the mom saying to the dad, “Hey, where did you find that diaper?” “Oh, I got it from the Smiths.” Wife: “Oh, well, in that case, go ask the Jackson’s for some wet wipes.”


Community takes many shapes and forms — but how beautiful and authentic it is when it even extends to the grit of life … to toilet plungers and dirty diapers.

How have you witnessed community in action this week?

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Kate Motaung grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to a South African and together they have three children. Kate is the author of the e-book, Letters to Grief, hosts the Five Minute Friday blog link-up, and has contributed to several other online publications. She blogs at Heading Home and can be found on Twitter @k8motaung.

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Living Community

by Kate Motaung time to read: 1 min