Wednesday, May 15, 2013
[From Pastor Keith's The Living Gospel BLOG at http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com]
Long Key Nature Area, Davie, Florida, May 9, 2013
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.
Our faith is a faith that lives and breathes in community.
When we emphasize a private faith and our personal relationship with God, we run the continual risk of diminishing Christianity's call to experience our faith among and with others.
Keeping rather than resolving the tension between a personal and communal faith is the reality in which we should live in order to encounter the full wonder that is the body of Christ of which we are all an equal part.
God among and with us,
You gather us together as a shepherd gathers the sheep.
Let us never grow weary of being a community that lives for you
by living with and for one another .
In Jesus Name. Amen.