By Pastor Tim Eaton 

Tim Eaton

Tim Eaton

We live, work, and play in close proximity to many people.  We have literally thousands of neighbors – some have hundreds of coworkers – and our kids have 30-plus classmates.  Why is it we often feel so alone in this world?  Why is it that meeting or knowing others is so common, and yet connecting with them seems elusive?

It is vital for our emotional well being that we connect with others; particularly in our home, but even in work and other environments.

400 years ago, the poet, John Donne, wrote: “No man is an island.” He noted that if one person were missing from society, the whole society suffers.  God himself takes note in Genesis 2:18 that, “It is not good for man to be alone.”  Clearly I suffer, and so do you, if we don’t connect.

So how do we connect?  We can start by getting past the chitchat.  Ask why and how questions instead of what questions.  At home with our children, we can ask what part of their day made them feel good, and if any parts of their day made them feel bad or sad. Getting past “what,” is just the beginning of true connection and communication.

Join us for a series on, “CONNECTIONS,” starting on Sun., Feb. 12.

Pastor Tim Eaton

Edgewater Lutheran Church

Sundays at 10am

Harada Elementary

12884 Oakdale Street

Eastvale, CA  92880