I have written of this before, but it bears repeating and expanding. I just got off of a Skype session with two of the three men with whom I have been studying the Kingdom of God since last June. We meet almost weekly subject to travel, etc. We are different in gifts and temperament. We are engaged in different ways in working with men and women in furthering their intimacy with our Savior. To say that the different gifts and similar but different experiences we bring to the conversation deepen the impact would be like saying that Mt. Everest is an impressive hill. Our different perspectives challenge and enrich each other’s understanding of the work we have done individually. We do not always agree. But we always respect and listen intently to each other’s input both measuring what is shared against what we have found while evaluating our findings in light of the other man’s work. It is a rich time. It is a stretching time. It is a challenging time. It flies by.
You are not limited to your geographic area for this. We are in four different state and three time zones. It is not trivial to coordinate the time together. It is essential. Fight for this level of dialog.