Reflection — October 15th
These days we talk often, but quite loosely, about ‘community’. The word comes from the Latin communis meaning public spirit. Today it more often refers to groups living or working in the same place and sharing certain attitudes or interests. The Christian community at Philippi was a group brought together and shaped into a sense of ‘oneness’ by its love for Jesus Christ.
The trouble was the community characterised here by St Paul as, ‘my joy and crown’, was being undermined by an ongoing disagreement between two of their number. So highly did St Paul value unity, that he ‘called out’ the
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