Saturday, 26 April 2008

Friends and family. What a great invention.

I always think it is amazing that when Jesus was on this earth He chose to have friends. He was God but still needed people to share His life with. When we think of the Church (universal) today we realise that this pattern continues. When we repent of our sins and enter into the family of God; we enter a world-wide community of believers. When this happens it will be like having a family, for wherever we go if we meet other Christians we will have something in common - Jesus, His kingdom and His command that we share the good news with others.

This sometimes blows my mind as I think about the Christians I have met in RL and on-line. This isn't some loose connection; if we take seriously what we have in Jesus we should NEVER feel alone. 1) We have a friendship with Jesus Himself and 2) We have a family that can't be counted.

If this is the case then I wonder why it is that myself and other Christians seem to want to go it alone. Where on earth did we get the idea that we should fly-solo? Why do we often look for what divides us more than what unite us? If friends and community were good enough for Jesus, then they should be good enough for me. Who am I to argue? This should spur us into being friendly and community centred. 'My house as my castle' and all the thinking that goes with that isn't what Jesus had in mind when He thought up His kingdom.

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