But in another way, community is a terrible place. It is the place where our limitations and our egoism are revealed to us. When we begin to live full-time with others, we discover our poverty and our weakness, our inability to get on with people, our mental and emotional blocks . . . our seemingly insatiable desires, our frustrations and jealousies, our hatred and our wish to destroy.
Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
Life is a succession of crises and moments when we have to rediscover who we are and what we really want.
Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper.
The Word became flesh to communicate to us human beings caught in the mud, the pain, the fears and the brokenness of existence, the life, the joy, the communion, the ecstatic gift of love that is the source of all love and life and unity in our universe and that is the very life of God.
Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.
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