This is a quote that needs little explanation…
"A community becomes truely and radiantly one when all its members
have a sense of urgency in their mission. There are too many people
in the world who have no hope. There are too many cries which go unheard.
There are too many people dying in lonliness. It is when the members
of a community realize that they are not there simply for themselves
or their own santification, but to welcome the gift of God, to hasten
his Kingdom and to quech the thrist in parched hearts through their
prayer and sacrifice, love and acts of service, that they will truely
live community. A community is called to be light in a world of darkness,
a spring of fresh water in the Church annd for all people. If a community
becomes lukewarm, people will die of thirst. If it bears no fruit,
the poor will die of hunger."
From the book: Community and Growth by Jean Vanier