Saturday, August 14, 2004

how we're finding ourselves...

We find ourselves not independently of other people and institutions but through them. We never get to the bottom of our selves on our own. We discover who we are face to face and side by side with others in work, love, and learning. All of our activity goes on in relationships, groups, associations, and communities ordered by institutional structures and interpreted by cultural patterns of meaning." (Missional Church in North America, 1998: 150)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

habits of the heart by robert bellah. that is where this quote comes from.