I was going through a previous test for my “community and ministry” class and came upon this test item: “True or false, according to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Christian community has enough to eat when one shares it with others. When one desires to eat in isolation, hunger ensues.”
Regardless of what Bonhoeffer thought on this subject (as important as his reflections are to me), what do you think, and why?
If it is the case that eating in isolation leads to hunger, why would that be?
How hungry are you and I for community? Would we rather eat an abundance of food in isolation or smaller portions in abundant community? Perhaps these are good test questions for a community and for one’s own individual life.