Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Malignant Myopia of Isolation

How myopic is the vision of he who walks alone. In contrast, he who walks with many friends will benefit from their expanded vision.

He who walks alone is able to see some things and thereby imagines that he is able to see everything. However, when confronted with the increased vision of those who have walked with many from the broader expanse of the Body of Christ, he will see that he has been quite shortsighted.

He who walks with few will see better than he who walks alone, but not as clearly as he who walks with many.

He who has access to a broad array of the divinely designed diversity in the Body of Christ will see more clearly, hear more clearly, move in a more purposeful way, and be enabled to engage more effectively in ministry than He who does not. For the Body of Christ is divinely diverse, having hands and arms, feet and legs, eyes and ears, a nose and a mouth, a heart and a brain. He who neglects this divine diversity hinders both himself and the Body of Christ as he fails to benefit from the multifaceted graces within the Body and as he fails to fulfill his designed roll in it.


Mike said...

As my sensei would say, "He who walk with many get toes stepped on by many. He who walk alone step on own toes."

mwh said...

This is a very true post. Walking with others often requires us to make ourselves vulnerable before we can get over the barrier to receive the blessings of the Body. That's often hard for me.

Unbreakable Joy said...




There are indeed many obstacles to this much needed grace. More evidence that we need to continually be pushed beyond our comfort zones.