i’m soon receiving my copy of ‘community’ from our friend christopher huertz. as i eagerly await its arrival, i am encouraged by these words from its author ::
over the past three years particularly, i have become increasingly convinced of not only the benefit, but of the necessity of doing life together, in community with others.
but, a word of caution :: choose your community wisely.
our inclination is to make up the majority our relationships – our friends, our faith community, our working environment – of people who think similarly to us. in so doing, we tend to reinforce our prejudices and solidify our dogma, often times becoming increasingly intolerable of those who would dare to challenge our presuppositions to the world.