Community is a fellowship of mutual care

Last week, my wonderful and fabulous wife posted this quote from Henri Nouwen on her Facebook account.  It is so applicable to everything that we have been going through and it is a great follow up to yesterday’s post:

Community is a fellowship of people who do not hide their joys and sorrows but make them visible to each other in a gesture of hope. In community we say: “Life is full of gains and losses, joys and sorrows, ups and downs – but we do not have to live it alone. We want to drink our cup together and thus celebrate the truth that the wounds of our individual lives, which seem intolerable when lived alone, become sources of healing when we live them as part of a fellowship of mutual care.” From Can You Drink the Cup?

Do you agree with Nouwen?  What is community to you?

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