"May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.” (1 Thessalonians 3:12 NIV)
The experience of Christian togetherness
is not simply for the benefit of those who choose to participate in Christian
community. A community of love rooted in the redemptive reign of God can never
be an in-house enterprise, for such love is contagious and overflowing.
-- Darrell Gruber in “Missional Church”