November 30, 2020
By Brian Petty
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, NLT
Community. Friends. Family. Being with others in a time of unknowns, fear, and even danger is so important. Unfortunately, being together in person is difficult right now, but I am so thankful we live in a time of technology.
Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to virtually meet with my small group that I been attending for a couple of years now. Composed of guys that know from attending college or church with them, or I worked with or lived with at some point. These guys are truly my brothers and I honestly forgot how much joy they brought me until we met last night.
In a time where we are being asked to stay at home and to “socially distance” ourselves, we need to connect even more. The concept of “social distancing” should be called “physical distancing”. Whoever you are, wherever you are, find a group. Find a community. Reach out to your friends and your family. Call them or video chat and see their faces, hear their laugh and connect. It’s truly so much better when you connect with others, do life with others, and when you’re not alone.