“Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it be a brief, single encounter or the daily fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ.”–Dietrich Bonhoffer
I’m reading a fantastic book that was gifted to me called Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoffer. They key point that is sticking out is that we are a community in Christ and this is a gift of His grace.
On a daily basis I make myself an island of sorts by putting my needs/wants and standards above all others including Christ. I judge people on looks, style and even music preferences. Jesus Christ and the grace of God isn’t a diary that you keep secret, it is the air we breathe, available to everyone as a life support.
Through Christ those who believe are all connected. Most relationships are based on preferences/circumstances: where you live, what you look like, music, food, money and just about anything you can think of. And all that and more aren’t lasting, only Christ.
When I look at people I want to see Christ in them.