Yes, its messy. Sometimes hard. We simply can’t escape it. We all live in communities…at work, at school, in our neighborhood, through our church and clubs. We even live in a virtual community now.
Though we champion independence and proudly pretend to stand on our own two feet, the reality is that we need one other. In fact, we are interdependent on each other to experience the best possible life.
The question we have to ask is not whether or not we will live a life connected to others, but whether we will live well in connection with others. We often say life is better together. It is not just a slogan, it’s a belief that we know we need relationships to navigate a changing world.
It’s never too late to get this right. And it’s more important now than ever to experience God’s will for our life in community.