|Posted by Cathleen Brock on December 1, 2018 at 4:10 PM|
I have been rereading my books by Heni Nouwen and have come across a quote I have always wanted to share.
"Christian community is the place where we keep the flame alive among us and take it seriously, so that it can grow and become stronger in us. In this way we can live with courage, trusting that there is a spiritual power in us that allows us to live in this world without being seduced constantly by despair. That is how we dare to say that God is a God of love even when we see hatred all around us. That is why we can claim that God is a God of life even when we see death and destruction and agony all around us. We say it together. We affirm it in each other. Waiting together, nurturing what has already begun, expecting it's fulfillment--that is the meaning of ...community and the Christian life."