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Community of the Heart

12 days. 12 days and I'll be recovering from my 3rd marathon in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate in Central Berlin. This will probably be my last post until then, but I felt like I had something I needed to say.
This past weekend I hosted an event with my friend and World Vision running buddy, Al Prete, at a local venue called Exit Strategy. We worked hard to create a welcoming space with fun activities and an energetic atmosphere. But all the planning would have been a huge waste of time without people showing up - people saying "We care about you, what you're doing, and what you represent." And they did show up. We were blessed with a great turnout. And as I moved about the crowd, I was struck by the array of groups represented there, all coming together to make up my Community.
But my Community doesn't end there. It used to, and not all that long ago. When I first started running for World Vision, I came to realize that my life priorities had tightened into …