The Angels tell us that it is a BLESSING to be surrounded by a caring community. The community that you choose to be part of does not need to be where you were born; it is where you feel comfortable and where you find acceptance.
Often we need to go out and find our community. It is the community that communicates with you in words and symbols that you understand. It is the community that shows you compassion and teaches you to feel compassion in new ways for others.
Community is the non-formal place that teaches us about being a "human" being.