Thursday, January 07, 2010

So Happy Together

My daughter told me they are reading Walden by Thoreau in her English class. They talked about his emphasis on solitude and the statement that the four necessities of life are food, shelter, clothing, and fuel.

This comes to mind:

1 John 1:3-4 3 that which we have seen and heard [the Gospel] we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

Community is a big part of being a Christ follower. In fact, because God is a community (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), fellowship is more basic to the universe than any of Thoreau's necessities.

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