The Impact of Community

The Impact of Community

Occasionally I read something that really stirs my heart and my mind. Today it was the following paragraphs:

“The idea of relationships is simply about connecting or more importantly finding a connection. The implication is that we must be proactive—we must find these points of connection and common ground. Then we need to go a step further and bear with one another instead of checking out or running when things get too personal….

Our life depends on being found. You cannot be fully loved if you are not fully known. Your life, and most importantly your relationship with God, hinges on whether you decide to be part of community.”

What do you think? Is the writer correct, or is he overstating the situation? Have you ever been tempted to run from community? Are you still running from community?

For the full context of the quote above and an excellent read, please see My One Word.