Let’s Get Together: Celebrating Community

In the individualistic society in which we live, most who pursue spiritual things do so in an individualistic manner — by themselves.

This is not good and it is not wise.

Living the spiritual life is best accomplished in conjunction with others. The benefit of a collective perspective helps to protect us from making errors in judgment and reaching unwise conclusions. Although a group consensus is not a guarantee of a sound comprehension of God, its combined input is a tremendous tool in discovering truth.

As you set to convene a cadre of spiritual seekers, avoid a leader-centric group, and instead seek an egalitarian assemblage. Unfortunately, this is seldom accomplished in a traditional church, which is one reason why many are eschewing that practice.

Your spiritual gathering doesn’t need to meet in a church building or assemble on a Sunday morning. It can happen any day or time and can occur at someone’s home, at a coffee house, or even a bar.

The pursuit of a spiritual life is a journey, one that is best suited and more fully enjoyed in the company of others. Attempting to travel that road on your own can result in getting lost or going in the wrong direction.

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