This is a series of posts that talks about the drama production our homeschool co-op puts together each spring. To give some context to that production I talk about the challenges of homeschooling in Quebec (basically no support for parents) and the necessity of coming together as families to provide a community for our kids.
These are posts about our homeschool co-op and drama production but the underlying theme is community. Why we need it and how we build it.
I explore the possibility of human communities, the tensions I feel in committing myself to a group, the work of the Spirit in the midst of a group (and why I need that), thoughts about religious community, and why I believe we're made for community because of how it changes us and enables us to fulfill our human calling to do good in the world.
July 13, 2018
Coming together as a group to create something larger than ourselves requires us to depend on each other, trust each other, challenge each other, and love each other. And being part of a group of people that is committed to doing that and is willing to grow in the process is humanity at its best. (As it happens, this is also why I belong to a religious community.)
July 11, 2018
We have gained so much from being members of our homeschool co-op; a social life and friends, academic experience, and participation in the yearly drama production - an all-hands-on-deck community endeavor.
July 9, 2018
When I think about how many problems exist in the world and all the ways in which we need to heal, restore, repair, bring peace and justice to our neighborhoods and society, I look at the capabilities of this group of dedicated and Christ-inspired families and I have hope that change is possible.