For only a short amount of time with the Johnson Service Corps, I have learned more about the importance of communion. I’ve shared intimate thoughts and feelings about my personal hardships that has helped me think of a centering practice for my own spiritual beliefs. I am calmer now because those thoughts or feelings that once kept me down are no longer a burden to me.
Communion is important to me because it brings a diverse population together for shared common goals. Communion has helped me think differently about my social justice placement, servant leadership, my spiritual formation and my intentional community in more depth. I am more aware of the people in my community because I am becoming more involved. And I am more aware of making my spirituality more relevant in my life.
— Kenesha Bigelow is working at East Durham Children’s Initiative