We went to Alaska a few years ago to visit relatives. Our cousins asked what we wanted to do during our visit.
I immediately piped up, “Hiking!”
They talked about a few nearby trails, casually mentioning a recent bear attack.
“A bear attack?” I asked in a raised high-pitched voice. “Never mind, we don’t need to go hiking...”
One of the cousins responded, “We’ll be fine. The person who was attacked was out by herself. We’ll be safe because we are together.”
Created for Community
Do you ever think that life would be easier if we could do it on our own? Relationships are messy, complicated, hurtful, and more often than not, frustrating. The more complicated the relationship, the more appealing is leading a solitary life. But as the poet John Donne once wrote, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”
In fact, it’s not by accident that we are “part of the main” rather than individual islands bobbing our way through life. God created us to be in community...to read the rest of this post, visit Servants of Grace.