On Sunday we looked at the fact that we all MATTER, we all DIFFER, but we also all BELONG.
The truth is that, at some level of comfort, each and everyone of us want to belong. I still remember in high school all of those who didn’t want to be a part of a clique… had their own clique.
I believe that God places that desire in our hearts in order for us not to want to be ‘lonely’. 25-35% of Canadians say that they are ‘extremely lonely’. That’s at least one in four!
God said in the book of Genesis that it was not good for man to be alone.
It’s not good to be lonely. Solitude and some quiet time by yourself… maybe. We all need that ‘period’ of alone time so that we can be refreshed. But loneliness? No.
God made the church His figurative ‘body’ so that we could all be connected, all be a part of something bigger than ourselves, all belong.
At least that’s how I see it.