In order to be an effective, mature witness to our colleagues, in the air and on the ground, we need to be spending more than 90 minutes on a Sunday morning (or another day of the week) with other Christians.
Even the most committed believers will always have a degree of difficulty surrendering their personal “rights” for the sake of community. Anyone who thinks otherwise does not grasp the relational limitations inherent in our present fallen nature.
However, this is not a valid excuse for some of the superficial relationships we see masquerading as the communion of saints in the Western Church today.
Something is very wrong when so many Christians come together for an hour and a half at a service and then go their separate ways for the rest of the week.
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” -Acts 2:46-47 (ESV)