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Here's an excerpt from Henri Nouwen's Reaching Out. The Last line is: "And when he left I knew that he had revealed to me what community really means." Perhaps we can take some time to reflect on similar experiences. Perhaps we can cultivate gratitude for those friendships, places, and communities that have promoted moments of deep presence, perception, and connection. And perhaps we can commit ourselves to being more sensitively present to the immediate neighbor, and to Christ in them.

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