Loving in the Fellowship
At our last Core Team Gathering we once again looked at the concise description given in Acts 2:42-47 of how the early church related to one another. We focused on what it meant for them to be part of the ministry of loving in the fellowship. One of the key expressions of their love as a community was that they ate together. Eating seems so obvious and it is. But it is also significant because sharing in a meal it is one of the primary ways in which we slow down and do life together.
As Tim Chester put it, "Meals slow things down. Some of us don’t like that. We like to get things done. But meals force you to be people oriented instead of task oriented. Sharing a meal is not the only way to build relationships, but it is number one on the list."
If that's the case then let's ask ourselves the routine question, "Who do I plan to eat with this week?"