the balance

More and more, I recognize and take comfort in the balance I find in our church community. The invitation and the welcome to participate is so inclusive that our diversity of membership is something rarely seen in modern churches. We are young and old, queer and straight, sick and well, poor and rich, and the list goes on.
For me, this diversity of thought, life experience, and perspective creates a kind of place of spiritual melding, a place where I am more open to seeing and hearing the God of the Universe that loves us equally.
There is surely something transformative and inspirational about Central that I am always trying to understand, and maybe this is it. Maybe coming together in such welcoming balance, such diversity, our hearts and our minds find a new and more fertile ground to grow. Certainly, everything good and just feels alive and possible in this place.