Thursday, June 19, 2008

Killers of community

I saw this list of 'Ten Killers of Genuine Community' and thought it was pretty good. I think this is one of the most difficult things about being the church. In fact, you could probably just put my name on this list. I seem to be pretty good at killing community. At any rate, to see Peter Scazzero's entire list, with explanations, GO HERE.

Here are the points:
1. We look to other people to tell us we are OK.
2. We think loving people means keeping them happy.
3. We lie.
4. We encourage false peace.
5. We are confused about anger.
6. We love our neighbors and not ourselves.
7. We over-function.
8. We are quick to speak and slow to listen.
9. We think "love believes all things" means we should believe all things.
10. We think differences mean division.