One Concept of Community


In praying the Daily Office on the Northumbria Community website along with other missional minded folk, I found the following paragraph on their home page. When so many followers of Jesus are struggling to to come to terms with what authentic community might look like or be, these words are insightful.

We are not a Community because of physically living close to each other (although some do) but because we live close to our chosen way of living, which unites us at a heart level. As a monastic Community, we are consecrated to God in our way for living and the vows – of availability and vulnerability – are taken seriously. (italics are mine)



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