Musicians gather to jam. Harley riders talk Harleys, ride, and work on their bikes. Truck drivers like my Dad share truck stories, Quilters laugh and talk as they stitch. Fishermen and coon hunters sometimes join clubs to find out secrets to catching or getting the “big one”. College and seminary students banter back and forth with intellectual debates. The list of gatherings of like-minded people goes on and on.
What is the magnet that pulls people together? Do you long, as I do, to gather with persons that share our same interests?
Paul in the last couple years of his life had an open door policy in his rented home in Rome. (Acts 28:30, 31). The persons entering that door were in for a treat. In that home resided a man who had seen Jesus face to face on the road to Damascus. He had traveled the seas, entered many ports, and suffered much persecution.
I think Paul with his intellectual ability would be able to persuade most persons with atheistic tendencies to see the logic of his argument. His story-telling ability I think would allow people to almost visualize his encounter with Jesus.
I believe Paul’s home was a meeting of like minds that many of us long for.
See you next time,