Last Sunday, both Phillip and I explored isolation/standing alone versus being in community. As Phil pointed out, it is getting easier and easier to isolate, yet so many of us are choosing to be in community, seeking connection. With Jamie and Frida’s help, we demonstrated how a single person can only handle so much pressure from the world, but a community bound by covenant and love can withstand anything. So what do you want to do? Do you want to give in to the easy life of solidarity? Or do you want to be a part of a growing community? If you want to fly solo… cool. You’re done. Stop reading.
I want to help make our community stronger and grow. If you want to do the same, then I have some homework for us. Let’s each call 3 other members of our community this week. Let’s call three people we normally don’t talk to (use the directory). This might seem strange but can be really effective. Just ask how they are doing and see where the conversation goes. You never know when someone could really need a phone call. Who knows, you might make new friends : )
To Parents: Talk to your kids about this, have them call some friends from church. Other kids or adults that you know. Model this activity for them and engage them. They need to grow with us too!
Let’s build community!