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:
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 itwhich really is still becoming, I suppose.