Friday, March 20, 2009

Nouwen on Community

Community is not a talent show in which we dazzle the world with our combined gifts.

Community is the place where our poverty is acknowledged and accepted, not as something we have to learn to cope with as best as we can but as a true source of new life.
A place where our poverty / brokenness / woundedness is acknowledged AND accepted.
That is community soaked in grace, hope and love.
That is biblical, real community.
It is also takes time, effort, and is rare.

via mending shift

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