The Spiritual Power of Community

You deserve care and protection. When we tend to one another, we tend to God’s will for our people. We’ve always been each other’s harvest, and Proverbs 31:8-9 proves it.

The Spiritual Power of Community
Via Unslplash

 “Speak out on behalf of those who have no voice, and defend all those who have been passed over. Open your mouth, judge fairly, and stand up for the rights of the afflicted and the poor.” - Proverbs 31: 8-9.  

Despite what is happening around us, we have always known the importance of caring for one another. 

Tending to one another is tending to God’s will for our people. Speaking up for the voiceless and the afflicted within our community is holy work we’ve been doing for generations. 

When we couldn’t depend on the system for adequate food, in 1967, Fannie Lou Hamer built Freedom Farm Cooperative to feed her Mississippi community. The same year, when the system failed to let our children safely cross the streets of Oakland, the Black Panthers took up arms as crossing guards. 

Self-determination is holy work. 

We’ve always built our own societies and found ways to care for each other even when we haven’t had the law or society on our side. Liberation work is spiritual work, and something we must continue practicing. 

Close your eyes. For two minutes, meditate on one way you can work to stand up for another person or group in our community. Then open your eyes and do it. 

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