Have you sat in a room full of people and felt very alone? Have you looked around and wondered if anyone there really knew you? Does it make you feel unnoticed, unneeded and unnecessary? And the big question--Does this happen to you at church?
Whose fault is it? Are the people around you at fault because they don't approach you? What if they're sitting there thinking the same thing about you? Are you at fault for not extending yourself? How does this happen in a fellowship of believers?
Is true fellowship, not church socials, but a meeting-of-the-minds-I've-got-your-back kind of fellowship possible in our frenzied society? Are you missing connections with other believers? Do you long for people to think of you, notice you, call you? Would feeling connected enhance your life? How?
What can we do about it? Are we all so busy keeping our heads above water in our busy world that we don't have time to get to know others? What are we missing out on? Have we become self-centered, wanting everyone else to do the work? How much time does it take to ask someone how they are and listen intently to their response? How hard is it to tell the truth when asked? If we want to be known, don't we have to open up and let ourselves be seen?
Can you see the two extremes? Where do you fit in between? What would you like people to do for you? Are you doing it for them? What do you expect? What will you do? How can we foster fellowship?