Getting saved is easy; becoming a community is difficult—damnably difficult.Vintage Eugene Peterson in Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology, (Eerdman's, 2005), p250. To which I would add joining a community can be difficult, along with staying in it when you become disillusioned with it—which really is still becoming, I suppose.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
St Eugene On the Challenges of Living in Community; Belonging to a Church, in Other Words
He just gets it so right every now and then:
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A Short Wedding Sermon on Love: with reference to 1 Corinthians 13:4-13—for Arthur and Shawna JenningsI find God's Word endlessly meaningful and applicable although sometimes I wonder just how much juice it is possible to squeeze out of ...