Sunday, December 11, 2005

Genuine Intimacy

Our culture is starved for community. It is hungry
for genuine intimacy since we no longer have the basic
social structure, skills or time to learn how to
develop it. Genuine intimacy requires deliberate and
dilligent practise. Simply to have the name church
does not mean we are a real community. Most churches
are quite atrocious when it comes to truly welcoming
strangers. If our churches will truly be Church and
nurture profound intimacy and generous hospitality for
which our culture is desperate, it will require
schooling, sanctification, sacrifice and suffering.

Marva Dawn's with Eugene Peterson from The Unneseccary Pastor. Another Peterson book I'm adding to my to read list. Thank Santosh for the quote.

- Peace

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