When it comes to rifts, inside of a community, and people begin to people, it won’t take long to know who has it out for you. While it’s good to know where you stand with a person, just be sure to stay standing.
I always wonder how much people have truly learned about community, because I often see them structured much like dysfunctional families & members of it treating others as such. If the head/leader doesn’t address the hurt, & pain, directed towards other members, it’s not something that I’d like to be a part of.
As community, we should protect one another. We should also be prepared to deal with those that’ll abuse power, or lead with pride/ego, in any way, to protect other members of the community.
If it is not dealt with, the hurt will cause fracture & divide. Once people feel the need to be on the defensive, it’s usually too late. One must not be asked to remain quiet, and suffer at the hands of anyone just to hold a group together.
May we all know we are worthy of respect. If you need to hear you’ve messed up, because sometimes we do, it should be heard by you, first, and in the spirit of maintaining a loving community. The same goes for family, but this is a lesson much harder to teach in families that believe the only mission is to stay together instead of protecting its’ members. That’s for the generational curse breakers to figure out, and implement. Unfortunately, some family just opt out because it is absolutely easier. It’s work, but it’s worth it, in both… because love 💜