The Lone Ranger Christian

January 8, 2012 — Leave a comment

There’s a myth amongst Christians that says, “I can be a Christian all by myself. I don’t need anyone. I don’t need a church. I don’t need a community. I can do it, just me and God.”

While I appreciate the romanticism that you and God can be your own little community and be just fine, I do believe God designed us to live in community. Sure, there’s an exception out there somewhere. A man in a foreign jail who can’t speak the same language as everyone else. He’s literally alone, except for him and God. But most of us aren’t in that situation. Most of us don’t live in that situation. We have opportunity.

I’m willing to bet that anyone reading this blog has a church right down the street from you. Maybe it’s not a church that’d you’d love or stay at, but it’s there. Maybe you’ve never walked in the doors or met anyone from there. But there it stands.

It’s Sunday morning. Get out of bed and find yourself a good local church. If you don’t know where to start, let me know where you are and I’ll try to find one for you. You need to be in Christian Community with other Christians. You need community. God designed it that way. So don’t sit this out. It’s part of the divine design.

Stop being a lone ranger. You can’t do it alone.