In his book,”Life Together”, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote this:
The Christian needs another Christian who speaks God’s Word to him. He needs him again & again when he becomes uncertain & discouraged, for by himself he cannot help himself without belying the truth. He needs his brother man as a bearer & proclaimer of the divine word of salvation. He needs his brother solely because of Â Â Â Jesus Christ. The Christ in his own heart is weaker than the Christ in the word of his brother; his own heart is uncertain, his brother’s is sure.
And that also clarifies the goal of all Christian community: they meet one another as bringers of the message of salvation. (page 23)
Community is important to the health of our spiritual lives. We were not meant to go it alone. So when you are uncertain & discouraged, who is it that speaks God’s truth into your life?