Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Created for Community

Human beings desire community.  The roughest and toughest of society may join a biker gang, while a group of elderly ladies may form a quilting club.  Communities abound in our society.  Whatever you like or dislike you can find a community for you.  When someone does not become a part of a community we recognize there is something wrong or unusual about them.  Psychologists say that learning to join and interact in communities is part of our natural developmental process.  Sometimes when a person commits a horrific crime, people will point to the individual’s inability to join a community as a warning sign that something was wrong.  In a sense we are saying they are not fully human, or they are not fully developed, because they never learned to be a part of a community. 

Where does this desire for community come from?  It comes from God.  God Himself dwells in community.  He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He desires communion with us, so much so, that He sent His only Son to die on a cross.  All humans were created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26), and so all humans are born with a natural longing to be a part of a community.  People join many communities, but it is only when we find the community God established that we will be fully satisfied.  The church is the only community where we find communion with God.  We were created to live in community with God and His people. 

“For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” 1 Cor. 6:16

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