Monday, October 03, 2011

All My Favorite People Are Broken

This past Sunday, our band played a cover of the Over The Rhine song "All My Favorite People Are Broken".  Here is the piece I wrote to go along with the song for our church blog:

"All my favorite people are broken, believe me, my heart should know... Is each wound you've received just a burdensome gift? ...Orphaned believers, skeptical dreamers, step forward.  You can stay right here, you don't have to go."

Community is something that I've always longed for.  In each new location that the Army has moved us to, we've always found amazing friends, but never a place where we felt that we could truly belong.  Here in our town -- in both our church and our local neighborhood -- we have finally discovered where we fit.   

To me, community means: 

  • Relaxing and having fun without hiding your true self
  • Bringing dinner to a sick friend
  • Getting together to hang out just because 
  • Growing and learning about life together
  • Comforting a friend when you find her having a melt-down in the grocery store, crying in front of the Ziplocs
  • Sharing yourself, even the ugly parts
  • Being there for the good and for the bad, and loving each other in the midst of, in spite of, and because of all of that

Community is home.

True community is a group of people who are beautifully broken.  In brokenness, we find ourselves.  In community, we find family.


Jilldarling1973 said...

Beautiful Faith! I'm glad you've found such a close-knit group. You have the best friends. I'm glad to have met a lot of them. 

Celeste said...

This reminds me of the Japanese ideology of wabi-sabi...finding beauty in imperfection and impermanence.

marissa stanfield said...

love this song and your really touched me.

Dani G. said...

Faith, have you all recorded professionally? You sound good despite the quality of this video. LOL. I'm very impressed. The church could sell CDs as a fundraiser, couldn't they?

Celeste said...

I saw this post and thought of you!

Faith D. said...

Thanks for the link. How cool!

Jenny_Phillips said...

I agree Marissa!