Gathering & Forming by Going

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Moral meaning is always learned in apprenticeship, in seeing over-the-shoulder and through-the-heart of those who have gone before us, of those who have something to teach us. Theologian Stanley Hauerwas maintains that we learn brick laying only through apprenticeship, just as we learn to hope only through apprenticeship—and he is right. We do not learn anything that matters any other way....Brick laying...hoping ...Frisbee throwing? Yes, over-the-shoulder and through-the-heart. We can only learn the things that matter most when we come and see.
— Steve Garber

Matthew 28:16-20

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”