I have a gripe today. I think I’ll call it co-dependant commitment. It’s where people bail on their commitments because others do. You know, lowest common denominator commitment. Where a group is only as committed as its least committed person.
I think it stems from a subtle form of idolatry. From committing to the church rather than Christ. I hear it frequently. “I’d like to keep going, but I’m just not being fed.” But I ask, who is the bread of life? Is it the church, or Christ? Churchianity begins with confusing this.
Newsflash. Maybe that group you’re complaining about, as not feeding you, is full of people just like you. Whose capacity to feed others is, likewise, finite. If you approach discipleship co-dependantly it’s a recipe for dashed expectations. If you want feeding, real feeding, look to a less finite source. Mature disciples don’t make their commitments dependant on those around them, they take a commitment as a calling.