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Oct 31, 2023Liked by Matthew Chisolm

The past two weeks have been difficult for the communities that I live in and that my employer serves. There was a lot of loss and it was felt community wide. Yet, as you talk about unity and community, I think of how my employer responded to those losses. There was a response team created and it was created quickly and it was effective. People who were grieving where given a place to ask questions and to seek comfort by those who they did not even know personally. This is a picture of community...positive, loving community. It is such a great representation of what Jesus said “mourn with those who mourn, rejoice with those who rejoice”.

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Oct 31, 2023Liked by Matthew Chisolm

Our neighborhood in Western MA has a shared online Google Group, and there are frequent examples of kindness and caring. Taking in a lost pet and then working together to get it back home…announcing a trip into town if anyone needs a ride…sharing a tool, or a baby seat…sharing memories when someone passes…and much more. Once in a while there is discourse (an open Select Board seat had much heated discussion), but mainly the Google Group is a reminder that we all share this community and we are here for one another.

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