I build community through prayer.
I am grateful to belong to my community. By attending church events, sporting events, or charity fundraisers, I connect with others. But true community does not depend on shared activities or beliefs. My kinship with others is God-given. Through prayer, I remember my innate oneness with all people. In the Silence, I enlarge my sense of community. I then deepen this feeling of kinship by participating in organized prayer efforts—whether for local or global causes—or simply pray for everyone who is suffering. My heart overflows with love for others, which comes from God. I rejoice in my bond with all of humanity.
Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart.—1 Peter 1:22