Fellowship: I didn’t take the time to look up the Greek word, but I’m pretty sure there are some good clues to the meaning of the word if we take a look at the Spanish word for fellowship: “Convivir.” Literally, this means “to live with.” It seems to me to be a special time of spending time together, hanging out, sharing your life with someone else.
We hosted a fellowship for missionaries last night at our house. It was a good time of fun for most, but something made me think that most of the time, we don’t want to spend time with each other. We’d rather be at home watching TV, reading a book, watching videos on the Internet, or reading blogs. It’s funny how we say we are going to fellowship when really, we don’t care about spending time with others.
I had a great time, and I enjoyed getting to know some of the other missionaries better. I just hope they did, too. As an added bonus, we cleaned up our house really well in order to have the fellowship.