I have mentioned how much I enjoy Magdalene's Egg. Sometimes it takes a little patience to figure out where Father is going with his reflections. Today it was worth it to go back to his home town, his detours on "Old Catholicism", ancient gossip about a church scandal, and a hippie priest and you will get to this - what it really takes to be part of community:
"...don't sleep with your church members, for example. Put up with meetings where nothing gets done, and learn to work and worship with people who share your creed but not your reading of it. And all the other stuff that the rest of us do more or less easily, because we know that living in community, while difficult, is worthwhile."