Chapter 3

This week in reading Life Together, The Classic Exploration of Christian Community, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer we read a chapter called “The Day Alone”. I think that the first couple pages dive in really deep and while reading I could stop thinking about the first couple pages as I continued to read on. Even more so the first sentence comes in hard. Bonhoeffer says “ many people seek fellowship because they are scared to be alone”. Now when I read this I thought this is one of the most true statements especially for todays generation. Many people in todays culture seek fellowship people or are just always trying to do something because they hate to be alone. Now, you might think that is okay to not wanna be alone. It is okay if it is for the right reason. If you don’t want to be alone all the time because you are an extravert and get recharged from people then that is good. But, if you don’t want to be alone do to you not wanting to think about what you have done in the past or the things you are doing now, that isn’t good. He then goes on to talk about solitude and silence and meditation on the next couple pages. We read that in those things that is where God talks to us. That is where he puts things on our heart and if we are always distracted then we can not hear what God is trying to tell us. Mayne of us do that on purpose because we don’t want to hear what God has to say, because we might not like it. But, if we really want to be the best person and Christian we can be we can not run away from silence and stillness. It can be very hart to do in todays world if we don’t set a specific time to do this. So, I challenge everyone this week to try and set even 10 minutes a day where you sit in silence and listen for God and just be still. It may be uncomfortable at first, but if you let it it will be extremely beneficial.

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