Man is made for community

A new study shows compelling evidence that we are wired to be social, even from the womb. Of course, this should come as no surprise to the Christian who was told long ago that

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. -Genesis 2:18

And also

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:

If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
-Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Even secular philosophers recognized this fact

Man is a social animal. – Seneca

And John Donne

No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. (Emphasis mine)

Man is made for community.


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