Camas Friends Church

A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA

Living As An Inspiring/Contrast Community Romans 12:14-17

Friends peace month continues this week with a discussion on peace and community. We’re looking at Romans 12:14-17:

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.” (Romans 12:14-17)

I’m interested in hearing from you and your experiences on how you have been a part of communities that have brought you peace and how you have seen communities bring peace to others.


  • What strikes you about this passage?
  • What’s your experience of community been? And how do (or don’t) you see this passage relating to community?
  • What might it look like for us to live as an inspiring and contrast community?


  • Can you think of communities past or present that have lived out this passage in one way or another?

About Wess

is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.


This entry was posted on January 20, 2010 by in Text of the Week.

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