ISOLATION is a cancer in our society
"A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire, and RAGES against all wise counsel." (Proverbs 18:1)
ISOLATION is a cancer in our society. As Christians, we are the only listening ear, helpful hand and loving embrace of Christ many of our neighbors, classmates and coworkers will ever encounter. If we don't reach out to them...who will?
But we can't walk out something outwardly we aren't experiencing inwardly. Too many of us are starving for real friendship, the kind of oneness Jesus prayed for in John 17.
I see it everywhere I go, leaders who are "loved by thousands and known by none." In the busyness of our good intentions, we regard fond acquaintances as real friends, "greeting time" as genuine fellowship. This has to change. The Church is dying of loneliness, and this cancer of isolation is infecting the culture we create.
Make a friend today.
(This post arose from the heartbreaking mass shootings that occurred in El Paso and Dayton.)