South Sudan: It takes a community

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This is what it looks like when someone in the village needs to put a tarp over their roof before the next rain comes. Everyone chips in. No questions asked.

You were made for mutually self-giving, other directed love. Self-centeredness destroys the fabric of what God has made.

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Ultimate reality is a community of persons who know and love one another. That is what the universe, God, history and life is all about. If you favor money, power and accomplishment over human relationships, you will dash yourself on the rocks of reality.

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It is impossible … to stay fully human if you refuse the cost of forgiveness, the substitutional exchange of love and the confinements of community.

(all quotations from Timothy Keller, “The Reason for God”)

 

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