WHERE TWO ARE GATHERED
Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) the great Russian novelist and philosopher wrote, “If everyone abandons you and even drives you away by force, then when you are left alone fall on the earth and kiss it, water it with your tears, and it will bring forth fruit even though no one has seen or heard you in your solitude. Believe to the end, even if all people went astray and you were left the only one faithful; bring your offering even then and praise God in your loneliness. And if two of you are gathered together – then there is a whole world, a world of living love. Embrace each other tenderly and praise God, for, if only in you two, his truth has been fulfilled.”
The line above “praise God in your loneliness” is a very real line to me. I can think of many times when I have felt completely alone and had to make the difficult decision to either praise God or not. Sometimes I have and sometimes I have not. I know this: when there are two instead of one it is a much easier decision.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Jesus