Community can make us think of safe authentic togetherness, or shared meals and joyful celebrations. It may also call forth images of sectarian exclusivity, and self-satisfied isolation. Ultimately, community reveals the quality of a heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another, and it becomes the harvest of our capacity to make the interests of others more important than our own. How well we can develop and nurture giving hearts determines how well we will build our community.