Reflections on Body Theology: 10 Realities of Christian Community

1)  It’s not good for us to be alone.

2) We were created for relationship.

3) We need physical touch, eye contact, and attention to bond with others.

4) Unsafe community is toxic at the least and abusive at the most.

5) We react out of fear or jealousy when we feel unsafe or ashamed.

6) We find healing–physical and emotional–through safe, consistent community.

7) We won’t be honest about our struggles when we don’t feel safe.

8) True, safe, trusted community is organic and cannot be contrived.

9) Community is not Christian unless Jesus is the mediator.

10) There is no perfect community.

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About Laura K. Cavanaugh

I'm a writer, spiritual director, and advocate of holistic body theology.

Posted on March 21, 2012, in Body of CHRIST, Community and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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