The New Testament says more about humble service than about going to church.
July 17, 2016
Two things about you
I hope this isn’t creepy, but I know about two things about you, whether you and I go back decades or whether this is the first time we have ever met.
First, I know you need people. You crave connections with other human beings. I can use a different word – relationships, intimacy, attachment, community – it’s just semantics. You want to be known and yearn to be loved. You can’t help it, because you are hard wired this way. God created human beings in his image, and God is eternally and constantly in connection – Father, Son and Holy Spirit existing in perfect intimacy and constant communication. He made you with the capacity and longing to experience personal connection. To deny it is like a fish denying it needs water, or an eagle insisting it enjoys a long walk.
Second, I know people drive you crazy. Some of the problem is that you didn’t necessarily choose those you are closest to you – people in your family, your neighborhood, your work place. Even if you did, many of your closest connections formed almost mysteriously and involuntarily. You fell in love. You bonded with a coworker. You felt drawn to someone. Read more »