We all need to belong. We need to belong somewhere, and the sense of belonging that is ours when we do truly belong brings with it a corresponding sense of peace, of happiness, of security. The need to feel that we truly belong reflects the truth that we are relational beings. We are not created to be individuals in a vacuum; we did not evolve to exist on our own in atomistic self-sufficiency. Our need for belonging springs from an awareness in our depths that we are meant to be part of a larger whole.
For years the accusation from satan has been to point out what a ridiculous person I am.
And it’s the truth.
When I cheer for someone, I sound like I’m angry (apparently) and I yell till I’m hoarse. When I sing in worship, I get kind of pitchy, I often sing harmony and I sing till I’m hoarse. I’m overweight but dance and jump. I laugh out loud, in church, with people watching.
I’m not sure why the last two matter but I’ve been told it’s inappropriate.