Solitude, Community

“Let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will only do harm to himself and to the community…But the reverse is also true: let him who is not in community beware of being alone.”
–Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A good reminder today from Ruth Haley Barton and her summer series on Leading in Rhythm:  Part 3 Leading in Rhythm: Solitude and Community.  I've been getting out of whack in this--the extremes between solitude and "with people" can get a little too extreme in July, and I'm finding the way I do each needs work too. Solitude needs more intentional worship and life-giving, refreshing activity. Community--I need to more intentionally work out rhythms of how to be with the family of God in regular ways--challenging with different schedules and distance.

Thankful for the reminder, for the journey.

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