The power of love builds communities that can exert great force in a society.
It takes great strength to build community. To enable community means to set
aside one's own agenda and allow the needs and concerns of the entire community
to set the agenda. To nurture community means to accept blame without becoming
so defensive that one's reaction becomes destructive. You know one problem
with community-- there's always someone who just irritates the fool out of
us. Nurturing community means learning to tolerate and ultimately to appreciate
that irritating person. To nurture community means to give lots of praise to
others, to share tasks with others when you could really do better, and to
express thanks to others for their contributions.
Very Rev. Ward B. Ewing,
from ”Living Spiritually in an Arguing World… The Power
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