A community of people you don’t like

In the vaunted small-group movement – which certainly has some good things going for it (probably earlier on, more than now) – people say, “Well, we take care of community by having small groups.” Well, those aren’t communities – those are people you like. And, you know, a community has to have people you don’t like in it. (Eugene Peterson, Radix Magazine, Volume 32:3)

Community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives. (Henri Nouwen)

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