2. Are there times when you feel alienated from others and God? Why? According to Paul, how are we able to find comfort during these times?
3. Even though we are to find our comfort in Christ, why is community with others necessary?
4. How does Jesus, by reconciling us to God, also sweeten our friendships?
5. How does our dependence upon others show our spiritual maturity? How do we balance our desires to be known and accepted by others and our understanding that, ultimately, only Christ is able fulfill these longings?