a pile of horse chestnuts

Through the call of Jesus people become individuals. They are compelled to decide, and that decision can only be made by themselves. It is no choice of their own that makes them individuals: it is Christ who makes them individuals by calling them. Every person is called separately, and must follow alone.

Source: The Cost of Discipleship

Community is like a marriage partner: if you’re looking for perfection, you’re going to be disappointed.