“Because Christian community is founded on Jesus Christ,
it is a spiritual and not a (human) reality.
In this, it differs from all other communities.”
Life Together; Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I’ve often wondered what it must have been like for Jesus’ followers in those early days following his death. While the gospel accounts vary slightly in the details, it is clear that they were struggling – hurt, confused, stunned, and lost. With Jesus as their teacher and friend gone, they had to re-define community and discover what the present and future would mean as his followers.