Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Danger of Trying Too Hard

Community is a good thing. It is something Christians should work to produce. But by making community our chief end, we can end up sabotaging our goal. If we work for a perfect community, we can end up critical of every imperfection. We can also end up trying to fix people to fit in with our views of an ideal concept of how we should relate. We can blame people in charge for not fixing things so they work our way. And in the end, we can bring about the quarrels and dissensions that tear people apart and drive them away.  But if we obey God (Romans 12:1,2; Titus 2:11-14; Galatians 6:9,10) and act in love for one another (Matthew 22:35-40; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:13,14), we will have community. It may be imperfect and rough around the edges, but it will be real. And that is better than destroying the very thing we are trying to give birth to.

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