Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Some insight on Hebrews 10:25

"The gospel is never for individuals but always for a people. Sin fragments us, separates us, and sentences us to solitary confinement. Gospel restores us, unites us, and sets us in community. The life of faith revealed and nurtured in the biblical narratives is highly personal but never merely individual: always there is a family, a tribe, a nation-church…. A believing community is the context for the life of faith…. Love cannot exist in isolation: away from others, love bloats into pride. Grace cannot be received privately: cutoff from others it is perverted into greed. Hope cannot develop in solitude: separated from the community it goes to seed in the form of fantasies." --- Eugene Peterson "Reverse Thunder", The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination