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?