Communion of Saints
COMMUNION OF SAINTS… through AA Milne’s eyes…
“Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh.
“Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet.
“No,” said Pooh after a bit. “No, I don’t think I do.”
“That’s okay,” said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.
“What are you doing?” asked Pooh.
“Nothing, really,” said Piglet. “Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don’t feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.
“But goodness,” continued Piglet, “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you. And I’ll always be here for you, Pooh.”
And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs…he thought that his best friend had never been more right. Mal 3:16-17
COMMUNION of SAINTS… Chapter 2
The other day a close friend had a very public, very very embarrassing experience. After a little time to allow the dust to settle, I asked, “Howsit?” His reply… “Don’t want to talk about it!”
However, later we had an encouraging time sharing and even a smile or two and things were much better for both of us.
Sharing highs and lows is a very human need, even (especially?) for us Saints. Perhaps this is why God got Malachi to write these words in his book when Israel was in a spot of bother in their relationship with their Heavenly Father…
Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.
And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. Mal 3:16
As we commune often from our hearts with one another we build ourselves “in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Eph 4:12
A burden shared is halved and a blessing doubled!
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