Me and Jesus

by Joe Esposito on November 15th, 2012

"Those who speak of having ‘a personal relationship with Christ,’ are right, it is personal. But it is not private. We are all in this together. There may be religions that come to you through quiet walks in the woods, or by sitting quietly in the library with a book, or rummaging around in the recesses of your psyche. Christianity is not one of them. Christianity is inherently communal, a matter of life in the Body, the church. Jesus did not call isolated individuals to follow him. He called a group of disciples. Every time you say, ‘Our Father,’ you are naming the way we are saved — as a group, praying together, correcting one another, forgiving one another, stumbling along after Jesus together, memorizing the moves until his way has become our way. Our way."

-Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willemon


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