The Best Sort of Companion

9 Nov

Isn’t life so much better when it is shared? Friends, spouses, partners, neighbors, kids, cousins, siblings can all come together to bring joy to life. There is something special about sharing an event, sharing some news and sharing some time with someone else.

Even a workload or a project pending seems easier and more enjoyable when shared with a companion.

God did not mean for us to be alone.

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” —Luke 6:31

“Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.” —James 4:11

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” —Philippians 2:3

“Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.” —1 John 4:11

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” —Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” —Proverbs 27:17

Clearly our Lord meant for us to have others in our lives and to be together–in communion with one another.

Oh…and to be in communion with God…a message for another time.

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