Friday, May 20, 2011

Are We 'Linked In'?

Social networking can be a wonderful supplement to the body of Christ and helps facilitate communication and relationships in a helpful way. However, there are also reasons for strong warning against the human heart's tendency toward falseness, evil, and too heavy a reliance upon the medium to facilitate our interactions. To do so, it would seem, would be to thwart God's intention for building His community of His people to His glory.

Jill at RZIM writes in this morning's devotional titled Linked In:
"Showing a child as a sign of the community of God's kingdom, Jesus seems to be saying something deliberate about the kind of community he is drawing together.  Little children love readily with all of themselves.  Their connections are real; their unity genuine, perhaps because their minds have not yet been deterred by suspicion, disappointment, or pride.  And as such, their hearts grasp something about communing we often do not as adults."  
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"Jesus suggests that those who will be like children, like men and women aware that the love we seek also seeks us, will find the kingdom of God.  In other words, the very community we long for is governed by one who longs for us to be in it."
Amen to that.

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