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There are no do-it-yourself Christians (thoughts by Eugene Peterson)

The communion that we have in and with Christ reverberates in the communion we have with one another. A eucharistic life is a communal life through and through and from start to finish.

This means that there are no solitary Christians in the world of salvation. There are no do-it-yourself Christians. There are no self-help Christians. There are no Lone Ranger Christians. The moment the adjective intrudes it cancels the noun. Salvation is not a private deal with God. We are bound by the action of God in Christ to the entire creation that “waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom. 8:19). Any understanding of salvation that separates us from others is false and sooner or later cripples our participation in what God in Christ is doing in history, saving the world.

Eugene Peterson, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, 211.

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