Bob, from “Beyond Church Walls“, has a very interesting post about freedom called “Its not easy being free“. I think his post goes along well with my previous post about freedom and the community. Sometimes a “free” community does not offer the same “perks” that we’re accustomed to. Here is Bob’s list:
You donâ€™t get weekly pats on the back from people who pretend to like you.
You donâ€™t get entertained weekly by live inspirational musicians performing at least one song that you like on their list.
You donâ€™t get easy to understand tidbits of knowledge tossed out by someone else whoâ€™s done all of the studying for you each week.
You donâ€™t get to enjoy some earnest creative presentation that is amateur at best, but still entertaining on a regular basis.
You donâ€™t get to sit in you favorite section week in and week out as though you have season tickets.
You donâ€™t get to measure out your spirituality on a regular basis so as not to get too overboard or too over-bored.
But, inspite of the loss of these “perks”, I think there is much more to benefit from being part of a community of people who are free in Christ. Can you think of some benefits to this type of community?