Two Are Better Than One

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

How is it that God has created us to live in community together? A woman came to my office the other day and had great concern written all over her face. She was struggling with the question of how to get along with people. I thought to myself, “Is that all you are having a tough time with?” as I gently giggled inside, while also feeling great compassion for her as I, too, often consider this very same question.

God created us to live in community as the book of Ecclesiastes reminds us, “Two are better than one,” all the while no two are the same nor are we meant to be created as clones. God created all people uniquely special. I invite you to consider participating in a new thing at Mount Olivet this season. If you have never been to book club, a Wednesday morning Bible Study, the Oasis, or perhaps you haven’t received Holy Communion in a long time.  I invite each of us to explore community in a new way by meeting new people as a means to strengthen the not easily broken threefold cord that we know as Mount Olivet. Thy will be done.