Welcome!

Dear Comunidad,

Welcome! Seeking God in Community was born out of living in community and attempting to sort through the challenges and blessings that accompany it. Community can be many things, even contradictory at times. While it can be supportive and safe, it can also be a place of pain and divisiveness. What makes Christian community so unique compared to others is that all challenges and rewards of community are experienced and worked out in community; at least that is what I am learning.

A little about me – my name is Eva. I am Latina of Cuban heritage. I am also white. I am queer. I am a blogger. I am a freelance writer. I love nature. I try to love Christ and live generously, though I always fall short a lot of the time.

I am daughter, a sister, a friend. I strive for authenticity and for what is real. I am always honest, but can’t guarantee that I will always be consistent. I get it wrong more often than I get it right, but it isn’t for lack of good intentions or tenacity. I love my friends and family dearly, and I am loyal and true (to a fault at times). I trust until I have a reason not to. I have a tendency to put others before myself, but have learned the nuances between generosity and taking advantage of someone.

I am guided by a need to live in a just society, where all people are valued as members of mankind, not prejudiced based on highly subjective and socially constructed hierarchies. Whether this emanates from a Christ-centered axis or not is still a matter of debate and discussion in my life. I suppose that is part of the reason I am here.

Taking part in Christian community on the margins – as a queer Latina – is complicated. Seeking God in Community is my attempt to unpack some of that complexity.

Recibir a Cristo,
Eva

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