Posts Tagged ‘koinonia’

Wired to connect

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Neuroscience has discovered that our brain’s very design makes it sociable, inexorably drawn into an intimate brain-to-brain linkup whenever we engage with another person.
Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

The neural physiology of koinonia?


What’s normal?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

We are astounded when relationships work – when trust deepens – when our fears are not realized. And we easily think that this is extraordinary. Actually this is normal; our joy at the miracle of trust and connectedness isn’t because they’re new, but because they’re our birthright.

It’s the element of the Holy Spirit – koinonia – community of life. Without this there would be no universe – no connection – right down to the level of the quarks and quasars. Matter is quietly getting on with being connected, networked, joined up; it’s only our determination to be isolated that stops us from joining in.