“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” -Psalm 133:1
We have more ways to connect with each other than we’ve ever had: I’ll call you, I’ll email you, I’ll Facetime you, I’ll Facebook you, I’ll text you, I’ll tweet you, I’ll YouTube you. However, even with all these communications methods, community has never been more fake and fragmented. We are training ourselves that the best and safest way to have community is to hide behind a screen. We have to pick the perfect picture and personal description to show only our best memories. We’ll never post a picture of ourselves weeping, sick, or feeling alone because we need God. This isn’t real community. You need to actually shake hands, hug your friends, talk to people face to face, and to have an actual shoulder to cry on when you weep. We experience God’s love and through people; when a person that’s filled with the Holy Spirit says I love you, God is using them to say he loves you. As Christians, we believe that through the Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit abides in every person that has faith. Think of your spirituality as training, and nothing trains you better than the friends you have. We all need community, so we can feel and be God’s love with our friends and family.
PRAYER: Thank you, God, for my community. Thank you for all the people that represent your love for me. Help me love people like you love me.
REFLECTION: How can you show God’s love to your community?