I was reading another blogger and she wrote about fellowship. At the bottom she asked readers what fellowship meant to us. http://raisingamommy.blogspot.com/2014/03/fellowship
This really got me thinking...
Fellowship is a beautiful thing. It's something I'm finding less and less in church and more and more with religious friends...does that make any sense? (It's certainly found in church, but it's harder for pastors, I think).
Fellowship is bearing your soul to others and them accepting it...drying your tears, offering a prayer or Communion. Fellowship is friends feeling free enough to bear their soul to you... and when the tears are dried, continue EATING! It's laughing and talking about those things you couldn't talk about with anyone else. It's about taking care of each other. It's about getting to know each other...really...on a deep level.
It's about talking God. Not just Scripture or religion....but GOD.
It's about celebrating with each other when we're up and mourning with each other when we're down. It's about being there. It's about caring how your interview went...what your test result was... how your grandma is doing... how your house search is coming along... and so much more.
Fellowship is about community building in a world that is seriously lacking community. I miss the fellowship I had in seminary. Almost every picture that came to mind while writing this was time I spent with the women I went to seminary with.
Fellowship is something I need to be more intentional about finding and including in my life. Fellowship is healing and joyful. Fellowship is a piece of a full life.
What does fellowship mean to you and where do you find it?