Syncing the rhythms of our lives in the gospel for the mission of God.
According to the 2010 American Community Survey, Staten Island has a population of 468, 730 people, the highest percentage of Italian Americans than any other county in the United States, and is largely of the Roman Catholic faith.
But just think of all the dissension! People used to bowl in leagues, wear funny shirts, go in groups, and bowl together. Now, leagues are a fraction of what they used to be, and people bowl alone. Similarly, while we used to have front porches, now we have back decks. We have home theaters and home gyms. As a result of this societal shift, the nuclear family is nuclearized into small units, disconnected from others along the way.
If we truly come to believe the Scriptures as the inspired Word of God, we discover that man was never meant to be alone. We know this because God, Himself, has always been in community with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today, this should be seen best through His established Church, which is essentially a community called to care for one another while on mission for God, not a building, religious institution, or cult.