Friday, March 07, 2008

fellowship on the magic bus

The means of transportation may vary, train-bus-car-ferry, but simply traversing with the collective heard doesn't (imo) constitute 'fellowship.'

Reading from the following blog greatly encouraged me to launch out with a few of my own thoughts on this subject.

"We Are in Jesus" by Tina

Is it any different taking the magic church bus ride?
Whether in the established box or living free-range, 'true fellowship' is only possible through its primary connection, and out of that overflow, we DO have fellowship with one another.

What we have seen and [ourselves] heard, we are also telling you, so that you too may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. And [this] fellowship that we have [which is a distinguishing mark of Christians] is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

Resistance to the collective good (the joint belief system) is futile, but maybe as this frustrating futility works its work into the life of the believer, as in so many other irritating-chafing ways, true life and fellowship is entered into?

Any thoughts?



Jim said...


Maybe that's true - but it sure is slow going!

Rich said...


Thanks for sharing, and please stay tuned for another look into what Father
is making known this ole boys heart!

Rich said...


Not sure if you will see the tie in or any connection here in this post with what I wrote eralier today, but feel free to pass along any thoughts, insights Father gives you as you read.