Some interesting thoughts here I thought you might enjoy.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer said it best when he said, “Let him who cannot be alone beware of community…Let him who is not in community beware of being alone…Each by itself has profound pitfalls and perils. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and feelings, and one who seeks solitude without fellowship perishes in the abyss of vanity, self-infatuation, and despair.”
Within this wisdom, I think he debunks a modern belief held by many people. These people will say, “I’m spiritual but not religious.” Spirituality often pertains to that of the individual, and religion pertains to that of the community or the social structure of the Church. I think what Bonhoeffer would say now is, “Let him who is not spiritual beware of religion…. Let him who is not religious beware of spirituality.” I say this because what is religion? Religion is nothing more than spiritual values…
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