Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Aiming for Community

I haven't read this book, yet. I liked Frost's previous book: The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church.

"... aiming for community is a bit like aiming for happiness. It's not a goal in itself. We find happiness as an incidental by-product of pursuing love, justice, hospitality, and generosity. When you aim at happiness, you are bound to miss it. Likewise with community. It's not our goal. It emerges as a by-product of pursuing something else. Those who love community destroy it, but those who love people build community."

Source: Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture by Michael Frost, p108.
Thanks to: the journey for the quote.

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