Peace and Community

Romans 12-10

Community is a term my church has been focusing on this year, and has been the topic of our last several Fusion bible studies. As I was perusing Facebook I came across a post from Jen Hatmaker that spoke to me:

“Paul told us in Romans: ‘Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.’ This would pretty much solve it. If I am devoted to you, if I prefer to honor you than disprove you, then we can preserve loving community in the midst of thousands of differences, even monumental ones. As long as I prefer the sound of my own voice and the affirmation of my choices, then brotherhood and sisterhood is hopeless. Sure, we must love our neighbors as much as ourselves, but AS themselves. When a society only loves the neighbors who are like themselves, the natural outcome leads all…

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