Tuesday, 21 August 2012
People and relationships -- and the often painful struggle that goes with all that -- are perhaps the most important things that need to be cultivated in life. For how else can the heart stretch and grow towards that love that sees others as another ‘self.Or to put it in Christian terms: as another Christ.
Perhaps hell is isolation, a place of inner chaos and fragmentation freely chosen against the backdrop of love and relationship. I don’t know, yet we are called to community and the unique struggles we all have with that reality is just part of the journey.
For without failure there could be no self knowledge.
How do you feel when you are alone or isolated? How do you feel when you are in community with other people? Do you believe that you are called to be in community?