The Necessity of Community

In other words, it is impossible to be a Christian apart from community: the relational nature of being human means that if we are to be fully human, by being drawn into relationship with God, then, at one and the same time, we are being drawn into relationship with others.

Justin Lewis-Anthony, If You Meet George Herbert on the Road…Kill Him!: Radically Re-Thinking Priestly Ministry (London: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2013), Kindle location 2619-2621.

I hasten to add that when speaking about ‘community’, Lewis-Anthony is using it in a very specific context and that context will probably not be what most people in the Church think of when they use the word.