The letter C!!! I’ve written about you before here. You seem to rule my life. Christ is the most obvious C word that is at the heart of my other two c-words: Community and church!
Community is so important to this extrovert. If you want to suffocate me, no need for a pillow or plastic bag over my head. Isolate me from all meaningful human interaction.
Luckily, this has been the plan from the very beginning of creation. God saw that Adam was alone and knew that it was not good (This is the first use of not good in the Bible in Genesis 2:17) Therefore, Eve was created. And aren’t we all thankful for that?
We can find ourselves in some pretty big trouble when we are left all alone (see Eve for the first and worst example). We are left with just our own voices in our heads spilling out our own version of “truth” into our lives, which is most likely not “truth” at all.
|Filing in for Easter service|
With all of our moves I have had to learn how to build and rebuild community time and again. I always start with the church. Again, this is part of the plan and it works! If you are feeling alone or disconnected I have two bits of advice. They are a little in-your-face and blatant but here they are:
1) Get over yourself!
2) Get involved with a local church body!
They [the believers] committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers.
Acts 2:42 The Message
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.