Monday, September 23, 2013
Shepherding from the Couch
Maybe in this day of social media and networking, I can shepherd people from the crafting of words on the internet. I think there is a place for that. It is definitely a place to find great counsel, and even community to a degree. And so I am going to begin writing regularly with ideas and with scripture and it's teachings.
BUT, both the church and social media fail to shepherd at several points, but probably the most crucial of which is that of relationships. Face to face, intertwining of the lives of gospel-laden people is the most important piece of shepherding. Locking arms and living life together on a day to day basis, living out the commands of Jesus, encouraging one another, is the work of the shepherding, is the work of the church, and is the work of the shepherds.
You can do it from the couch if other believers are there with you...how often are they for you?