Always Glad You Came

March Blog by Peggy Gerovac

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came
You want to be where you can see
The troubles are all the same
You want to be where everybody knows your name

Do you recognize those lyrics? They are from the theme song to the television show “Cheers.” They refer to the friends that met up at a pub in Boston and shared their lives. I thought of these lyrics when I was reflecting on writing this blog. This is the kind of feeling I get when I am at Centering Space joined by my fellow prayers, whoever happens to be there. I feel a sense of belonging and that is a real, feel good emotion to have.

Recently while sitting in a Reflective Prayer Circle on a yucky rainy Wednesday evening, I had an overwhelming sense of belonging, being with my peeps as some say. I had just come back from a vacation where I didn’t really feel that I fit in. I was out of sorts, knowing it was about the vacation, but not really knowing why. As each person came in and sat down in the prayer circle, I felt more and more at ease.

We often hear of longing for God. I think I was longing for my fellow companions on my earthly journey with God. As the song says, we’re glad to see each other and we are glad to know and share our troubles. I would add joys.

As a person who really struggles with names, please forgive me if we are one day at Centering Space together and I forget your name. I think for me I would say “where everyone knows you’re here.” I am so glad for my time away and I am so glad for my return. I am ever so glad for the opportunities I have to come together as one love, one heart, and we’re “always glad you came.”



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