“Risking Vulnerability”

Rev. Axel Gehrmann and W.A. Page Galloway

 The psychiatrist M. Scott Peck writes, “There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.” This raises several questions: When is it worthwhile to risk making ourselves vulnerable? In which ways are we vulnerable, whether we want to be or not? And what if vulnerability weren’t a weakness, but rather a strength – or even a superpower that could help us change the world?