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  Northfield, NJ 08225

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01/13/2012

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"God sets the lonely in families" (Psa.68:6).

You've got to be old enough to remember The Lone Ranger to "get" today's title. I always felt that his name was a misnomer since at least he had his faithful companion, Tonto. In yesterday's devotional I wrote about fellowship being the glue that held churches together. I am afraid that there are Christians that might have a Lone Ranger mentality. One of the purposes of Jesus' church is for people of the same mind and purpose to be together. When I remember the Lone Ranger, the most obvious thing about him was that he wore a mask. As Christians, we must not isolate or mask ourselves from others. Immediate reaction to the Lone Ranger was a distrust because of that mask. The church was designed to be a type of family, and families are supposed to be of support to one another. Because of our common love for Jesus, we can have that same love and support for one another. We can share our fears, sorrows, joys and answered prayers with others who genuinely care. We should not have the Lone Ranger mentality for fear of rejection, because we come from all walks of life. Anyone who says that they don't have any problems or burdens in their life are just not being truthful. The apostle Paul wrote; "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ" (Gal.6:2). We are to have the attitude that includes both a willingness to help others, and be helped when necessary. We don't have to be The Lone Ranger...

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