Bystanders in the Kingdom | The Community
All of us like being part of groups. Whether it’s family, a team, a club, or a church, all of us derive comfort from having a community around us. When those groups are healthy, they can do amazing things. When those groups are unhealthy, we can find ourselves trapped between our loyalty to our community and doing the right thing.
The state of nature and the Kingdom of God | The Community
There was a thought experiment used by some of the Enlightenment-era political philosophers. It went something like this: “In the state of nature all people are free and equal. There is no society or government to limit or prevent any choice or behaviour. Each individual is perfectly free to do as they please without regard for any other person. Even the strong are vulnerable to the weak when they sleep and this means that each individual is perfectly equal.”