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Monday, September 17, 2012

The Wrong Idea about Community

by Brad Duncan


I think we have the wrong idea about the word community.

We think it means it's okay to be isolationist, protective, biased, self-policing, conformist, and self-serving.

That's not what Jesus taught in the parable of the good Samaritan, or the one about the sheep and goats.

He taught that being a community is like a friendly neighbor that doesn't care if you conform or not to his standards. Hey, we're neighbors! That's good enough for me.

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