Saturday, August 24, 2013
Spanish Needle, Long Key Natural Area, Davie, FL, AUG 2013
And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
In its fullest and best expression, our faith is both individual and communal. Christ called his followers together, prayed for their oneness, and sought again and again to teach them their need to serve one another with a servant's heart. He sent them out two by two. Christ knew how much they needed one another, even when some sought to separate themselves, to consider themselves more important, more worthy of praise and honor. As Christians, we, too, are called to embrace community, as imperfect as it may sometimes be. It is humble and often difficult work, yet our willingness to gather, love, and forgive, witnesses to others (and to one another!) something deep and powerful about the mysterious love of God.