In this post, Dan is asking about the purpose of gathering together. Is our purpose just to get together? Or is there something more. He writes:
So more importantly than the question of whether we gather or not we need to ask â€œare we considering one another, stirring up love and good works?â€ So, are we? Am I? That should be the question we ask ourselves. That should be our goal in gathering together. We canâ€™t do this without gathering, but gathering doesnâ€™t mean that this is happening either. maybe we should think about this when we go to church on Sunday, and assess our activities during that time through the lens of Scripture.
Hmmm… are we? Am I? Good questions.
(By the way, “stirring” can also be translated “provoking”… but not toward bad things, but toward love and good works, of course.)