Let [the person] who cannot be alone, beware of community…
Let [the person] who is not in community, beware of being alone.
We recognize that we live in an individualistic culture that extols the virtues of independence and autonomy under the guise of self-sufficiency. However, as followers of Christ we seek a more radical way; Christ-ordered, community-centered interdependence. To assist us in this transformational endeavor, indeed, this process of being “born again” and having our minds transformed to better reflect the values of God’s reign, Alterna has made our life together to be the foundation of everything else we might experience.
Members of Alterna share fully in the life of the community, taking an active part in its prayer and liturgy, meals, meetings, and helping with other ordinary and extraordinary tasks.
Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian, theologian and friend to Alterna, clearly reminds us of the centrality of community in the sweep of salvation history. Reclaimed by Christ, we seek to love one another, serve one another, know one another, and celebrate one another in such a way that we demonstrate a radical alternative to the kingdom of this world.