Archive for May 10th, 2007

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?  ~Stephen Levine 

Tonight, we were talking about community and connection in our Bible study. It seems like we, as a culture, often lack connection… not that we lack for people or activities, but that we lack connection with those people. The activities just become an end in themselves, instead of a means for developing relationship. I find myself doing that. More often than I’d like to admit, I have surface-level conversations, surface-level connections, without going deeper. And yet, humanity longs for that connection– it seems to be part of human nature– and Christians are called to it. So what are we doing about it? In a culture called to community, where’s the communion? How is it that we have more opportunities for communication than any group of people before us, but somehow have less connection to those around us? And what are we going to do about it?

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