The life in Jesus, together, is a living, dynamic and moving reality having its being in Jesus himself, as we his Body live out his life here on earth, by the Spirit.
This is a reality in which many number of things are going on at the same time. God is working on the individual parts in getting along with each other in love, in holiness of life. And there is a work of learning how to grow, live and serve together, in mission to the world.
All of this involves becoming established in uncertainty. We don't know what lies ahead in a day, or a week, a month or a year- and beyond. But we are willing to trust that in it all God's will can be done in our lives, as we seek and choose that will over our own and for the true good of the world, including ourselves.
We like predictability and easy "cookie cutter" ways. But God's ways are different. We inevitably will meet new struggles, opportunities, issues, etc., in those around us we know, as well as in our own lives.
This necessary establishing we need in Jesus involves both faith and works, practices of love which we do regardless of the day and circumstances we find ourselves in (of course barring special periods of rest or waiting on God). The more different or great the problems we face, the more the same we need to humbly plod on with our faith, established in Jesus.
Established yet in uncertainty, as we face a new week. Will we be willing to take this path together in Jesus? Or will I insist that things be the same and manipulate life, if need be, to that end? This may be a stretch, today. But I think this thought has validity for us as we live as Christ's Body in mission together, in this world.
What might you like to add to this?