“…love the brotherhood…” (1 Peter 2:17). Simple enough sentence, but in America we seem to have difficulty with it. Our love of independence and privacy, and our busy life styles push us further and further away from actually loving the brothers and sisters in Christ.
The one thing that is sure to pull us together is tragedy. When we are in crisis, we need others to help us, but if we have isolated ourselves who will we feel close enough to, to ask for the help we need. If their business makes it difficult to help us, we are disappointed and given to judge others.
We need to ask ourselves if we have been too busy. What impact will that task have on our lives twenty years from now, compared to the impact in our lives of a twenty year healthy relationship. It is time to count the cost and make necessary changes.