These days we tend to live more independent lives than ever before. Technology is in least area of the explanation; convenience also. There are myriads of social and human-nature factors at play. But the independence, which is supposed to provide us more freedom, has actually sent us more isolation. We may really feel more disconnected today – besides the ability to catch up with people over social media marketing – than ever before.
A lot more independence and more freedom has not always equated to more pleasure.
The Gospel narrative, on the other hand, conveys a more reliant model. We are urged to rely on God and to be proactively accountable within the lives of others that touch existence. This mixture of dependency on Egnet and responsibility inside the lives of others brings us towards the opportunity for interdependence.
When we accomplish interdependence, which implies relational ways of being, we experience pleasure. Anytime we have joy we also tend to have much grasp on serenity.
When we recognise that self-reliance breeds isolation, we understand that being conscientiously dependent within neighborhood – to enjoy interdependence – could be the way to pleasure through relational presence.
This type of presence could be the way we feel and hold ourself. In the company of other people we enjoy their presence, as we take pleasure in our own. All of us don’ t power it. We let it come as well as rest around. There exists a superior pleasure to be experienced when we coexist in neighborhood such as this.
When we allow others in order to rely upon us and that we allow ourselves in order to rely upon other people, and this takes place within the realm of mutual satisfaction, we have been achieving interdependence.
This is correct community where trust and respect stream between two parties and also the connection seems effortless. Sure, there will be issues, but nothing the two entities can’ t work out.
Enjoying interdependence takes us higher into the realm of Divinity. God is in these moments of mutual enjoyment. Love exists there. It is the halcyon experience.
BUSTING OUT OF OUR SECLUSION
We might be isolated as well as unable, at this present moment, to experience the particular fullness of God inside the world.
Apart from experiencing the pure presence of God, via prayer, fasting as well as meditation etc, we experience God in neighborhood – in romantic relationship with other individuals.
Splitting out of our isolation sufficient enough to have these blessings demands boldness. It needs a tenacious wish for something much better. There may be no much better experience in this lifestyle than the common or even not-so-common love of guaranteed genuine fellowship.
Apart from closeness to Egnet, our greatest pleasure comes from trusting as well as respectful human relationships where we give and obtain love. Joy is actually copious when relational presence between two people is actually struck.
© 2011 S. M. Wickham.
Steve Wickham is a Registered Safety Specialist (BSc, FSIA, RSP[Australia]) as well as a competent, unordained Christian minister (GradDipBib& Min). Steve writes at: http://epitemnein-epitomic.blogspot.com.au/ as well as http://tribework.blogspot.com.au/