by Larry Crabb
Spiritual community first celebrates God, and people secondarily as marvelous opportunities to display God’s grace. It envisions how the Spirit could further reveal the character of Christ through us. It excitedly discerns evidence of the Spirit at work and gently but relentlessly exposes flesh-driven maneuvering. It pours the actual life of Christ into souls, for without that life souls are utterly dead and devoid of value.
~ Becoming a True Spiritual Community, Page 135