Tuesday, October 16, 2012

31 Days of Yes: Initiating Community (or: friendship part 2)

"Loneliness is something that happens to us, but I think it is something we can move ourselves out of. I think a person who is lonely should dig into a community, give himself to a community, humble himself before his friends, initiate community, teach people to care for each other, love each other. Jesus does not want us floating through space or sitting in front of our televisions. Jesus wants us interacting, eating together, laughing together, praying together. Loneliness is something that came with the fall.  If loving other people is a bit of heaven then certainly isolation is a bit of hell, and to that degree, here on earth, we decide in which state we would like to live."
Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller

Decide.  Say yes to community?  Maybe go talk to your neighbor instead of just waving at them. . .


Day Sixteen 

This post is part of the series 31 Days of Yes.  Click here to see a list of all the posts.

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