Bread of life is a Christian endeavour for those
Some have lost their identity through lack of work, others have lost their relationships through family breakup or lost their connections through moving away from a local community - all this is tantamount to home detention.
While the enemy would have you bound and stripped bare of what we once took for granted there is a place to come up victorious on the other side.
The worst thing you can do is remain isolated, descending ever deeper in that spiral of despair and hopelessness while the churchgoers at large ignore your plight and look the other way.
Breaking bread together is the scriptural way to go as we work together, share the same premises, pray, study God's Word and worship together.
The best way to bounce back to a full life and discover your new future is to leave the past behind and see who you might be able to help.
Discover how others have travelled the same journey. See yourself the way God sees you and cheers you on. This is the best way to heal your wounded spirit.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:34-35 NIV)
Don't let circumstances suck the life out of you. Life is in the blood of Christ shed for you.
We are in the world but not of the world. This is not our permanent home. We are only passing through. Yet we have a job to do and we'd better discharge ourselves of our obligations in a worthy manner.
If you have been beaten up in the war you'd better regroup to face up to the next battle. Yes let us not forget it - we are in spiritual warfare whether we like it or not.
The best way to be victorious in all of this is to do life together until we are strong enough. Relationships build over time. Good character is formed by experience. Work skills are developed on the job.
Are we advocating some 21st century version of the Christian monastery? If being set apart for a common purpose is the motivation, why not.
Some bad habits have to be broken. How much time do you spend watching TV? How much time do you spend feeding on the Word of God? No wonder your spirit is weak and wounded... When was the last time you used fasting successfully?
Wouldn't it be nice to build yourself up in the faith doing something useful with others like minded?
The Western church has failed many believers by not building them up. The duty of care has been passed on secular authorities who are devoid of any spiritual vision.
Let us not complain about the status-quo - let us do something about it.