Friday, March 27, 2009

Faith Relationships

As Americans we value individuality almost too much. We think that we are self-made, self-sufficient and that we can do it all ourselves. We want to stand on our own two feet and pull ourselves up by our boot straps.

We even apply all that to our faith experience. We often say it's between me and God and my faith is a private matter. The most vibrant faith finds its strongest expression in relationships of community. Jesus himself invested in a small group of followers and encouraged them to love and  support one another.

When we are accountable to other believers we grow in our faith and life. When we pray with and for others our spiritual awareness is strengthened. When we listen to others our sense of wholeness deepens. When we work with others our ability to thrive is increased. The community of faith is for mutual blessing.

1 comment:

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