Community brings together people of very different temperaments. Some are organized, quick, precise and efficient; they tend to be defensive and legalistic. Others are open, flexible and love personal contact; they are less efficient-to say the least! Others are shy and tend to become depressed and pessimistic. Others again are extraverted, optimistic and even a bit exalted. All these opposites together create the wealth of the community.
Communities are a great mixture-men and women, single people and married couples. THis is precious and vital. The men and women we welcome sometimes have deep emotional wounds. They need maternal and paternal models.