Dorothy day in her autobiography, The Long Loneliness, wrote this:

“We cannot love God unless we love each other, and to love we must know each other. We know Him in the breaking of the bread and we know each other in the breaking of the bread, and we are not alone any more. Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet, too, even with a crust, where there is companionship.

We have all known and the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.

It all happened while we sat there talking, and it is still going on.”

I appreciate Ms. Day’s consideration of community. I have come to realize that it is when I am dis-engaged from community that life is much more difficult. Even though being in community has it’s particular difficulties and necessity for  accountability, it is much better to travel with others than trying to go it alone.

What are your thoughts on community, Ms. Day’s comments, anything…

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