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Written by Aaron Shaver - College Heights Friendship House

Our Liberation

Several years ago my Allelon roommates and I had the pleasure of visiting an inspiring crew of folks at the Rutba House* in Durham, NC. We sat around a kitchen table with Rutba co-founder and author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, gleaning stories on what it looks like for them to live in Christian community.

As I remember, it was a great conversation. However, the thing that stuck with me the most was not a story or nugget of wisdom. It was a plaque. Hanging there in the kitchen was a small frame with a puzzling quote attributed to Lilla Watson and the Aboriginal activist group in Australia. It said:

"If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But...