Conflict

Another excerpt from Jean Vanier   "Communities need tensions if they are to grow and deepen.  Tensions come from conflicts within each person--conflicts born out of a refusal of personal and community growth, conflicts between individual egoisms, conflicts arising from a diminishing gratuite (giving freely generously of oneself), from a clash of temperaments, and from individual psychological... Continue Reading →

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Each of the Other

Me: What's the hardest spiritual thing I'm ever going to have to do? Old Woman: To see every person as a gift. Me: What kind of gift? Old Woman: The best kind.  Based on the way you receive them. Me: I don't get it. Old Woman: I know. But you will.  If you receive others... Continue Reading →

Idealism

Here is another of our community readings, this one from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together.  It was originally published in 1939, in Germany, in the midst of the fever rise of Nazism and the Christian Community's deep lack of response to the manufactured divide of human against human running through their nation.  He's got a few... Continue Reading →

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