Dear Champs ,
I have not yet written on this blog before because I could not get on to it before now.
We are part of a Community of Champions, we are breaking down social isolation in ourselves and in others. I think that we are a reflector of what is around us.
What does it mean to be part of a community ?
In my opinion , after a lot of thought, over the years I have been an active Champion it is that we need unity and cohesion at a time when it can often feel that things are falling apart around us in our diffrent Communities & Neighbourhoods.
We need to feel that what we do DOES make a difference in peoples lives. We should be proud of that. We enable positive change in others and embrace positive change within ourselves.
We have to be prepared to be challenged by people in our Communities.Whilst at the same time realising our Commonality of existence, which is deeper than mere agreement.
Parker Palmer  ,  reminds us that :
” In a true community we will not choose our companions, for our choices are so often limited by self-serving motives.Instead our companions will be given to us by grace.Often they will be people who upset our settled view of Self & the World. In fact we might define the Community as the place where the person you least want to live will always live ! ”
I am a Community Champion because I love doing what I am doing and I know that what I am doing DOES make a positive difference and I am proud of that. As you all are too .
Helping people in a small way and empowering them to move forward in their lives
Community Champion 5.VII.2014
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