Jesus and Community
Lohfink makes a convincing case that in a day riddled with individualism, it has always been God’s intention to work through a visible, tangible, concrete community that lives as a contrast-society in the world, for the sake of the world. The good news is not simply pietistic sayings designed for personal contemplation. Rather, Jesus’ intention was to create a new society that, through their life and practices, demonstrate “the arrival of the new world of God in Christ” where the Spirit of God “dismantles national and social barriers, group interests, castes systems and domination of one sex over the other.”
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