I’ve recently been learning about the importance of community. Often God speaks to us through Scripture and prayer, the Holy Spirit or through a sermon at church, but God also speaks to us in powerful ways through our community. This is one of the reasons it is so important to be connected. People will affirm the importance of community whether there’re Christians or not. Being connected with many people means that we have many sources of “fuel” for the soul, and that’s good because the more we diversify our fuel sources better chances we have of getting what we need.
When was the last time you sat down with a friend with no agenda? Enjoyed another’s company even when you had a laundry list of tasks clamoring for your attention? In what ways are you practicing the “discipline of community”? In what ways are you better for it?