This particular pursuit of balance is very close to my heart at the moment as it is the process I am engaged in, both internally and communally.
Let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will only do harm to himself and to the community. Alone you stood before God when he called you; alone you had to answer that call; alone you had to struggle and pray; and alone you will die and give an account to God. You cannot escape from yourself; for God has singled you out. If you refuse to be alone you are rejecting Christ’s call to you, and you can have no part in the community of those who are called.
‘The challenge of death comes to us all, and no one can die for another. Everyone must fight his own battle with death by himself, alone… I will not be with you then, nor you with me’ (Luther).
But the reverse is also true: Let who is not in community beware of being alone. Into the community you…
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