Combined as One

In our lives today, we put things into different categories and only let people in on a few things and not on other things.  The different situations that we are in, good and bad, take place in those different categories, so we can be able to better control the outcome of our feelings and the perception that others have for us. This statement I think is really good at getting down to how we are living our lives these days:

I’ve noticed something in myself and those around me: Simply put, too many of us are suffering alone. We all have problems, and no, not everyone has to know every little thing that screws up in my life, but how can any of us still live under the illusion that we have the answer to everything, that we are strong enough to handle anything that get’s thrown our way…? We’re not. Or that what we go through doesn’t matter? It matters to God, after all. So whether from pride or from self-esteem issues, we want to celebrate together, but suffer alone. Which is funny considering that the times that bound many of us so closely to our friends were tough times. Jesus shared his greatest joys and victories with the twelve. He also shared His greatest heartbreak and darkest hour with them. Why are we trying to live differently? As Christians,we are a body, and each of us can work properly only when the cells or parts around us work as well. Isolate yourself and you will suffer more(and not be able to fulfill your role) as well as cause those around you to do the same.  (unknown author)

Look at Rom 12:4-6 where Paul states “4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (you can read the whole passage, to see what Paul is talking about and the gifts he specifies)  We really can’t do things alone and that is why God has given each of us different gifts to be able to use for the betterment of each other.  Just like Adam needed someone to help him, we need each other to help in different situations and to be able to build off of each other in our day-to-day living.

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