Are you more of a pack animal or a rugged individualist?
- Like the group
- Feel at home with others
- Seek acceptance
- Function best in a team
- Avoids groups
- Nervous around people
- Doesn’t need validation
- Functions best on their own
Which describes you? Or do you have characteristics of both?
Fitting & Blending
Society doesn’t care what you are, just obey the law and pay your taxes. If you don’t like the law and the taxes, then head for the Rockies and become a mountain man, or woman. Except, most of us would die the first winter.
So, it’s the city for us. Part of a community, one of the heard, a decent neighbor. We’ll need to fit in and blend a little. If you’re a pack animal, it’s not a problem. If you’re a rugged individualist, it’s going to chap a bit.
In Matters of Faith
Jesus our Messiah said:
“I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of the water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.” (John 3:5-6)
Pack animal or individualist, both are born again for kingdom entrance. But the appeal is different. One is drawn to the sacred community. The other is drawn to the decision, choosing for himself to enter the kingdom. Both enter by mercy and grace.
A Spirit Thing
Pack or individual, both are reborn by the power of the Holy Spirit. For the Spirit gives brith to spirit. Its divine, miraculous, and purposed in the Holy Trinity.
My heart is nurtured by the sacred community. My soul is fed by the solitude of the mountains. I experience God in both, from inside his Kingdom.
It’s the new birth, from the womb of Christ, it’s a Spirit thing.