Meetings. I spend too much time in meetings. Some meetings are online with Skype or GoTo Meeting. Sometimes I travel to another city or another country for a meeting. Those are the ones which eat up a lot of time - time in aircraft, time in airports, time travelling. Right now I am in Spain. Why bother? Why not just do things on your own?
In our organization, World Team, we do things together, in teams, cooperating synergistically. We get more done and do a better job when we do things together, so that means we have to get together either electronically or in person. So often today people seek to be alone. They are with their computer, with their video game, seldom with others, seldom having social interaction. Being constantly alone robs you of something; we are incomplete. God created us to be in community, to be together, to work and live together in community. Our example of perfect community is the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our communities here on earth can’t be that perfect, but we do need each other. We get things done better when we are doing things with others, planning with others, working together.
I’m in a meeting, with great people, fellow workers in the gospel and together we can plan and stimulate one other to do our very best. We will do more together than we can do alone, just as in a church people do more together than they could alone. God called us to community, to work and live together, to serve together in community. It is vital to who we are as human beings. Together, in community, we will find our greatest joy because that is how God made us.