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Courage Through Community

Questions can make hermits out of us, driving us into hiding.  But Christ distributes courage through community; He dissipates doubts through fellowship.  He distributes pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to many.  When we mix, mingle, confess and pray–Christ speaks!

When we brush up against the church, we do just that.  Paul said, “The church is his body; it’s made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.”   

The adhesiveness of the disciples instructs us.  They stuck together.  Even with ransacked hopes, they clustered in conversant community.  Isn’t this a picture of the church–sharing stories, exchanging ideas, mulling over possibilities, lifting spirits?  And as they did, it says in Matthew 18:20 that Jesus showed up to teach them, proving, “when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”

Taken from Fearless