Monday, June 25, 2012
I'm part of several communities: among them a parish family, a former-parish family, the Shalem community, and the community of OJN, as well as my own nuclear family. I don't know how I would live without them! Someone (I forget who) has written that there are no solitary Christians, and I find this to be so true for me. In community I am my best self, I think. Community, silent or otherwise, draws me out of my shell, allows me to lower my defenses, and encourages me to hold the world in prayer.