"The greatest test of functioning love is in being offended... Everyone can love in a vacuum... It is when one is injured that the test of love occurs."
~ Roy Henson (Radical Reformation)
"Small groups will always confront us with the problem of our projections, as well as with issues of authority, dependency, competition, intimacy and distance. We can avoid some of these encounters by avoiding group life. Many churches and individuals have chosen to do just this. To elect the way of withdrawal however may be to close the door on a storehouse of riches and perhaps to forego freedom itself... We cannot make it alone to the throne of God. Our destinies are forever interlocked".
~ Elizabeth O'Conner (Letters to Scattered Pilgrims).