Forum 3.2 - Community

Consider this idea of "home":

“Our ‘Home’ is the realm of God.  It is where love and justice prevail, and we are called by God to make wherever we are as much like home as possible.  We dare not feel ‘at home’’ in a world like this” where one-third of the people live abundantly , and two-thirds live in scarcity…Christ breaks down the dividing wall. ‘Home’ happens when the walls come down, and the ghettos are no more, and we are all brothers and sister…Our footsteps down the aisle to share with others are the first short steps of the long journey ‘home.’”[1]

What do you think of when you hear the word home?  What comes to mind when you hear the word community?  How would define home or community? What images or other words do these evoke?  What beliefs, emotions, needs, and values do you associate with these words?  What’s similar & what’s different?  What builds community? What damages community? 

Use this forum to answer some of these questions, sharing your thoughts and helping each other clarify that which makes for healthy homes and communities.  For full credit, write your own post and reply to at least two fellow participants.

[1] Richard Wilcox, “Spain” in Maren C. Tirabassi, Gifts of Many Caultures: Worship resources for the Global Community
(Cleveland: United Church Press, 1995).

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