Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The 'C' word

"The opposite of poverty is not property. Rather, the opposite of both is community. For in community we become rich: rich in friends, in neighbors, in colleagues, in comrades, in brothers and sisters. Together, as a community, we can help ourselves in most of our difficulties." (J├╝rgen Moltmann, The Source of Life (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1997), p109.

Regent students love to quote Moltmann, though his last phrase above risks misinterpreted as humanistic. Well, most of us know what he means. I too will do the same to reflect the ethos of the 'un'-seminary.


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