Elise and I watched The Good Lie, a film with Reese Witherspoon about the Sudanese refugees. It was a powerful story about leadership and sacrifice and the importance of community. The ending credits included this quote, “If you want to go fast then go alone- if you want to go far then go together.”
If you want to go far in your faith then you must learn to go with others. Imagine all the verses in the Bible that come into play when you share your walk. You can help one another, serve one another, love one another, encourage one another, teach one another. The list is long. Flip it around. Being in community brings help, service, love, encouragement, support, and adds depth and understanding to your faith.
It is sad but it is possible to go to church in America and not be a part of the faith community. You can hide in the back and not experience all God intends. So get in a small group, life group, community group, what ever your church calls it.
The Christian faith isn’t something that you can do alone.
“Carry one another’s burdens.” Galatians 6:2