“Sharing is Caring”

offering bunch of grapes

You may have seen this quote at the end of a blog post, by the social media sharing icons.  If you came to my house, you’d hear it recited among my children as they try to weasel a toy from an unwilling sibling.  In truth, though, sharing is an expression of caring for others, and the passage in Acts 2:42-45 is the purest example of true community that I have found. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to[Read more]

What is True Community?

true community people on mountain

In preparation for this month’s theme of Community, I looked up the definition to solidify my position, and I came up wanting. Community: a unified body of individuals; society at large; joint participation, common character, social activity, social state or condition.  Blech. So, I made up with my own definition. Community: Carrying each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2) Bearing each others hurts, tears, pain (Romans 12:15) Rejoicing with each other without jealousy, resentment, or self-defeat (Romans 12:15) Spurring each other on[Read more]