Through Scripture, prayer, deep conversations with Kristian and other friends, and awesome teaching from our church (Grace Fellowship Puget Sound), I am realizing that real community is more than belonging to a common club, sharing similar beliefs, doing things together, or sharing pieces of our heart. It is easy to be in relationship with people when we always agree on the big things, or when we don’t allow them to see our sin and struggles, or when they have never hurt us. What happens when we disagree? What happens when our brother sees our sin? What happens when we see our brother’s sin? What happens when we are hurt or mistreated? What happens when we hurt and mistreat others?
In short, does the gospel work?
(to be continued)
P.S. If anyone else is thinking about these things or asking the same questions, I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions, comments, etc. in the comments section.