Thursday, August 14, 2008

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue.

I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

Why do you think, in Genesis 2, it was not good for man to be alone?

6 comments:

Susan said...

I guess there are a few reasons why it is not good for man to be alone. One, that perhaps we do not think about, is that often when we talk to someone else about something we gain a better understanding of it ourselves. I think this comes out in Philmon 6, I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

Greg said...

Susan,
Thanks. After all the good and very good in Genesis 1 - a not good is a change. I've wondered about this. Perhaps, another possibility to add to yours would be that God wants us to be in community with others and not just him.

Susan said...

Oh yes, I think God definitely wants us in community with others. We learn so much by being in community with others: tolerance, grace, forbearance, selflessness etc. etc. Which is why God wants us in a church community; and why so many struggle with the whole concept of church community or want a very small church community full of like minded people who never disagreed with them!

Greg said...

Susan,
Good points. Church is like God creating another human. We need each other and one of the key reasons God has put others there is for making creation good.

John said...

I agree with both of you. And I think this passage does away with the "All I need is me and my Jesus" mentality of emotional American Christianity. I am not saying all Christians in America are like this, but the hyper-emotional side is dangerous.

We NEED others. We need accountability. We need fellowship. We need FUN! You know the old adage "No man is an island"? I think we should heed that one!

Greg said...

Thanks John. Amen. We gotta keep finding ways of highlighting a creational over a cultural spirituality.