should I go back in the positive

So let me put the post "Should I go back?" into the positive. I empathize with people who have left. In my opinion most if not all have good reason. At least the ones I've conversed with. So, with that in mind, I suggest that communities:
  1. speak a common language that reflects a common lifestyle that the culture won't find strange. (The Greek of the New Testament is "Koine", which means "common").
  2. not impose expectations on people.
  3. embrace everyone regardless of their struggles.
  4. not let money be a factor in how people are accepted, respected or treated.
  5. create an environment where people are free to explore truth in their own way.
  6. be open-minded, generous and inclusive towards all faiths and non-faiths.
  7. not brand people according to their orientations, choices or situations (gay, straight, single-mom, living together, divorced, etc.).
  8. love and care for others.
  9. encourage openness, honesty and authenticity.
  10. love unconditionally for the long haul.
Now I must add that I have reached a tentative conclusion that I might expand upon tomorrow. I believe that it is possible to create such a community, but it is misleading to think that this will result in success in terms of numbers, money or attractiveness. Its success, if we wish to call it that, is found in something else. Stay tuned until tomorrow for what I mean. twitter me Check out my t-shirts HERE. I'm growing my inventory all the time. And check out my contemplative art here.

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