a living community

August 2, 2005 | 1 Comment

What did occupy the center of Jesus’ concern was the calling and binding to himself of a living community of men and women who would be witnesses of what he was and did. The new reality that he introduced into history was to be continued through history in the form of a community, not in the form of a book. – Lesslie Newbigin, quoted by Christine Sine in Sacred Rhythms

If Jesus Christ actually gave more time to preparing a community of disciples than to proclaiming the good news (which he did), then the contemporary Church must also recognize the importance of community for proclamation. – Howard Snyder, again quoted by Christine Sine in Sacred Rhythms

  • Hmmmmmm, sounds like something a “church” should strive for.