Family in my Backyard: Living Life Together

A tool for knowing and loving the Christian neighbours in your parish.

<FIMBY is currently available to those who live, work or worship in the V6A of Vancouver, BC>

In a time where technology often emphasizes surface-level connections, FIMBY offers a deeper, more meaningful engagement with those around us. While many tools might mesmerize us with their impressive interfaces, they frequently bypass the pressing issues of our age: unchecked consumerism, individualism, climate change, and the pervasive sense of social isolation.

FIMBY, though perhaps not as polished as some, is a conscious choice to prioritize love, faith, and relationships. It’s more than just a tool; it’s a pathway to nurturing genuine community (IRL) and helping manifest the Kingdom of God on Earth right where we are.

As Marshall McLuhan insightfully said, “We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” Choosing FIMBY is not just about using another platform; it’s about embracing a vision where our most profound values come to life, shaping a world that reflects the heart of God.

Many years ago while American radio commentator Roy Lloyd interviewed Mother Teresa he asked, “Mother, in your opinion what is the biggest problem in the world today?” Immediately Mother Teresa said, “The biggest problem in the world today is that we draw the circle of our family too small.”

Then she told him how to solve this problem,

“Every day we should continue to draw the circle of our family larger and larger.”