This week, our focus is on the Fellowship-Rhythm.

Our family, friends, church-community, mentors, spouses or boy/girlfriends are people who shape us deeply and share life with us.   In sharing life, we have a choice of how deeply we will be known, and how deeply we will know others.   Knowing usually implies a sense of vulnerability, trust, honesty and acceptance

What comes to mind when you read the following?

“A person is a person through other persons. None of us comes into the world fully formed. We would not know how to think, or walk, or speak, or behave as human beings unless we learned it from other human beings. We need other human beings in order to be human. I am because other people are. A person is entitled to a stable community life, and the first of these communities is the family.”

― Desmond Tutu

“We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God.”

― Desmond Tutu

A Fellowship/close community shapes, knows, laughs, builds, shares, supports, encourages, rejoices, mourns with one another.   What do you have a desire for regarding these relationships?

Some questions to consider:   What does your inner circle relationships currently look like?   What do you sense is God’s invitation to you regarding your family life?  How are the people close to you helping you to become more fully human?        What invitation do you sense regarding trust, honesty and vulnerability ?

Exercise:   Write a hand-written note/letter to someone that you consider part of your fellowship.  (consider posting it)