Friday, May 9, 2008

Community

I think this quote by Bonhoffer posted by a friend the other day sums up what I have thought about this week.

The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community."


Dietrich Bonhoeffer

5 comments:

Jeff McQ said...

I read a similar quote in Michael Frost's book "Exiles." I think it is a profound statement.

traveller said...

Any time we love something other than God and others we are off the mark.

Thanks for the quote.....it is a good reminder of where our focus needs to be concerning people and community.

Sue said...

Oh, goodness, yes. Isn't it amazing how just centreing ourselves 1 degree off God stuffs everything up?

PS: Great article in PDL this month, Barbara :) Sometimes, when I'm feeling 15 years old, I think I would like to start up a "ministry" of going around to church buildings and touching the Lord's anointed ;)

Tina said...

This is profound! I've been enjoying your posts. Glad I found you.

Barb said...

Tina, I read a bit on your site too. I'll keep up.