Community is not something you find; it’s something you build. Community is not something discovered; it is something forged. (James Emerson White, religious commentator)

White concludes: “My point is that all relationships of worth are products of labor.” Whether it’s teamwork in sports, political alliances, musical groups, or any other kind of group activity, the greater the cooperation, the greater the success. Cooperative achievement in community is the result of unity (part of the word itself) and hard work.

Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults . . .  Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace (Ephesians 4:2-3).