Christian Community

“In a Christian community, everything depends upon whether each individual is an indispensable link in a chain. Only when even the smallest link is securely interlocked is the chain unbreakable. A community which allows unemployed members to exist within it will perish because of them.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I ran across this quote in an article by Kristen McNulty. I found it quite convicting and thought I would share it. All too often I have been just a pew warmer in a church. Even now, when I am actively involved with the worship team at church, I still feel as if I am missing something when it comes to our Christian community here. While there are several people I have met and am friendly with, and a few I would actually consider “friends”, there are many more that I have not made much of an effort to get to know. I am too comfortable inside my little box. I wonder how many other pew warmers we have at church that would get involved if they simply felt accepted and welcomed as part of our community by myself and other “regulars”?

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