Minimalist visions often require less than more robust, radical notions. Sometimes I think we forget the trajectory of Jesus’ command to love one another. John-the-letter-writer helps construct the community vision for living out the words of Jesus. But, it cannot stop with the internal habits of an exclusive community. The amazement of the group in Acts 10 opened up a new range of possibilities when they marveled that the Good News had come to a people once considered dogs, those outside the pale. Maybe Parker Palmer will stir something in all of us.