We Need Another Name for "Social Distancing"

Covid-19 isolation taught us some life-long truths about our need for community. This 1-minute devotion talks about the need to physically distance without "social distancing."

During the Covid-19 isolation time, we've learned that even when we must "physically distance" we should never "socially distance."

1. We're designed for community.  

Ephesians 2:19: You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.

2. We need others to grow in our faith.

Covid-19 Isolation taught us some life-long truths about our need for community. This 1-minute devotion talks about the need to physically distance without "social distancing."Ephesians 4:15-16: Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

3. It’s everyone’s responsibility to stay connected.
 
Encouraging others brings us encouragement as well.

Galatians 6:2: Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Romans 12:10: Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Galatians 6:10: Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

So let's do our best to stay in "touch" even if we can't actually "touch" each other. Let's use technology (Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp, etc.) to look people in the eye and take time for the small talk. Be especially aware of those who are living alone.

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Covid-19 isolation taught us some life-long truths about our need for community. This 1-minute devotion talks about the need to physically distance without "social distancing."

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4 comments:

  1. Good reminder.

    Should point #2 be: 2. We need others to grow in THEIR faith?

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    1. Hi David,

      No, the point I was making (and the point this Scripture passage is making) is that we grow in our faith as we interact with others.

      We grow when we deal with difficult, selfish people because we learn how to be gracious, speaking the truth in love, and forgiving them.

      We grow because we interact with others who "mentor" us in our faith and help us grow and mature.

      So #2 is worded the way I meant it to be worded. Hope that clarifies that point.
      God bless you.

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  2. Dear family of the Lord, thanks for making up time to encourage us in these evil times! We have been reading Exodus 18:1-12, he we can see how hard it was for Moses, and the Israelites to flee the hand of Pharaoh. Today, itsi this same thing affecting us all and Christian need to know! There has been a long mission to make people hope in everything in this world, so trying all we can to adapt to all succumstances! No, the end of everything is near, everything will pass away last, God has determined this case upon those who sit o. Earth. Isiah 24:1-8. God bless you!

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