Community is important to God. But community is not important to western society. It is a buzzword we pass around. But our lives show that we are lying to ourselves.
There are values and practices that God esteems. We say we esteem them also. . But our lives show that we are lying to ourselves.
- If we believe in community, why is it so hard to become involved with a small group of people?
- If we believe that life is really in Jesus, life without Him not only results in eternal condemnation, but is also inherently meaningless, and we are Godâs ambassadors, why is it so hard to talk to people about Jesus?
- If we believe that we need to be âdevoted to prayerâ, why is it so hard to spend time at it?
- If we believe that love is the most important work in life, why are we so focused on our own lives, to the exclusion of pretty much everything else?
We all believe that works demonstrate beliefs. What most followers of Jesus seem to believe is life in Jesus is going to weekend meetings, and following a list of rules that defines what is bad and what is good.