Connection = Isolation


Tozer and Bonhoeffer both touched on this far before the technological era.

“The abrasive action of society has taken the character out of many a man and has reduced him to be just one more thin, shiny dime among all the dimes of the world, shiny from much use and many contacts. He has lost his milling, his design. He has lost all of his proper characteristics….I am not impressed by the active, frenetic soul-winner who has to get out where the action is and ‘make some contacts for Jesus!’ Brother, just get alone with Jesus for a while; let your knees make contact with the ground and do not be afraid or ashamed to stay there for a while.” (Tozer, 121-122)

“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 perils and pitfalls. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and feelings, and the one who seeks solitude without fellowship perishes in the abyss of vanity, self-infatuation and despair.” (Bonhoeffer, Life Together)

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