Sacramento is a walking city. Don’t ask how far something is away because you’ll just get, “It’s in walking distance”. We had never been to the city of Sacramento but we had friends there. Friends whom we had met in person years ago and others who we had recently connected with over social media; this is the kind of world we live in, and it’s teeming with new faces and old cities discovered for the first time.
One of the most exciting things about Synced Gatherings is how unique each one is, and it reminds me how unique we are—each person represents a different facet of God and how He can be expressed. The moment we start to think that God is one-dimensional and kind of boring, is when we need to get on our feet and run toward others. There is so much beauty to behold—the kind of beauty that comes through dance and lyrics and someone brave enough to share their brokenness in front of others.
We gathered in a venue that had couches in one corner and boxing equipment in another, both a stage and an open floor—it held so many different kinds of events throughout the week and the architecture screamed at us to be wild and to change out of our uniforms because society has given us a uniform. It tells us we need to look a certain way, and have these five boxes checked off before a certain age, and I could tell you all the reasons why that might be the safer way to live, but you’ll stop seeing color. Your life will just become another task to complete.
Sacramento is not just our capital city. It is where people just like me and you are pushing through the slime of mediocrity; they are saying no to apathy and a wild yes to unity. That’s what Synced Culture is all about. We are a community of one accord but it takes you being brave enough to be you and share that with the rest of the world.
Thank you to everyone who sowed into that night. Your dancing and photography, music and poetry, time and countless planning, created something that transcended those few hours we had together.
We learned what it meant to walk in your city, but there are still many more streets to explore together.
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