We are filled with the faith that the living Spirit of Christ is today causing countless small focal points to arise, where not only community of gathering and building up is to be found, but real community of life and of productive work and vocation.- Eberhard Arnold, April 1920
Called to Burning Light
“We are called to burning, life-giving light, but can we conquer the freezing cold and deadly darkness? Will we survive in the struggle against this dangerous power, which constantly besets us from within and without?” A meditation for Pentecost written in opposition to the spirit of Nazism.Continue Reading
Why We Live in Community
Everyone’s talking about community these days. In this time-honored manifesto, Eberhard Arnold adds his voice to the vital discussion of what real intentional community is all about: love, joy, unity, and the great “adventure of faith” shared with others along the way.
It is the Spirit, calling to us from the mighty future of God, which gives us the strength to live in accordance with his coming reign. We must not grow sleepy in the face of such a high calling; instead, out of the inner compulsion of the Spirit, we must be constantly purified and hold to our original vocation. We must hold firm to the clear confession we made at the beginning, and to the final goal that we recognize and await! Jesus Christ and his future are coming soon!- Eberhard Arnold
I can only say that I feel more and more certain and more and more happy in my inner calling to deeds in the love of Jesus, and to the discipleship of Christ in all aspects of practical life.- Eberhard Arnold