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Com•mu•ni•ty : Depending on one another for various necessities of life; a group of people with common interests; a feeling of caring about others in a group.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25
Christian community is so far-fetched and hard to distinguish these days. We are too busy gossiping in our groups that we forget to reach out and get to know other people. That new guy or girl that came into church looking out of place? Go up to them, extend your hand and introduce yourself. Carry on a conversation and get to know them, invite them out for lunch. Don’t push it aside with the assumption that somebody else will go talk to them. Take the initiative, be the person with the kind smile asking what their name is. In Romans 12 verses 4-5 it says, “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” When will we stop running to the comfort of our groups? When will we start living Romans 12:4-5 out, though there are many of us, we form one body, and we each belong to all the others.
It’s time that we step out of our comfort zone! Go up to that person, invite them out and get to know them.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! – Psalm 133:1
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12