"Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."
Apparently the word "Agree" here does not reflect simply a mutual consensus or decision but reflects a state of hramony that can only be reached through prayer and searching. In a sense, we are "like a symphony...we are to practice and to work together, and to pray until we are in tune."
So, it would seem that community is a big factor in our spiritual development. Foster identifies some reasons for this: prevents isolation which is destructive to humanity in the long haul, we are stronger to dowhat is best when we have loving fellowship, and through community comes guidance.
Please take a little time to consider which of the following might reflect your own most urgent need:
- To grow closer to others
- To be encouraged by others
- To learn from others