Romans 14:19 (TPV) So then, make it your top priority to live a life of peace with harmony in your relationships, eagerly seeking to strengthen and encourage one another.
A well-ordered life is structured around and is anchored in two realities: community and solitude. “We need the grace of community. We discern our vocations in community and fulfill them as individuals anchored in mutual interdependence with others in community. The solitary Adam was ‘not good.’ In other words, Adam needed more than God! He needed the company of others, and only through this company could the radical aloneness of the human soul be overcome.” We were created for community. “In community, we learn how to serve and be served, how to give and receive. We love and receive love in community. Without this, we remain fundamentally alone, one-dimensional, disconnected from others, from ourselves, and from God. Prioritize relationships. This is God’s will concerning you.