Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. - Ecclesiastes 4:9 NRSV
For most of my career in corporate America, I was a project manager. That means take a larger project, breaking it into smaller tasks, and assigning resources and dates. One of the resources was people. Theoretically, the more people you have, the faster and easier tasks get completed, keeping the project on target. It's really just simple math; two or more people working together can accomplish more.
The same is true with our spiritual journey. Being a follower of Christ means being in communion with each other. Being in fellowship is fundamental to our walk. We share in each other's joys and sorrows, lifting our sisters and brothers in prayer. When we celebrate Holy Communion, we come together in the presence of God, with all the saints -- living and dead, to respond to God's grace. As Christ body, we work together in ministry and mission to share the love of Jesus with the world.
Sometimes we may feel alone, that we are on a journey by ourselves. That is the time when we most need to surround ourselves with the love of the saints. With those people who care for us unconditionally and completely. We need to put that basic mathematical principle to work, "Two are better than one."
Loving God, we give you thanks for our church families. Those who love and support us at all times. We ask your blessings on the labor we do together. May it be for your glory, and may the message of the good news bring hope to others. Amen.