Our spiritual kinship with one another in Christ is a matter of ongoing realization. A community offers fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers in Christ, with whom to laugh and weep, bicker and cooperate, serve and receive service. As with our blood relations, we won’t always feel the love. It is in many small moments of emulating Christ’s self-spending love, unconscious of its particular reward, that we realize our kinship with Christ as his family.
-Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE