Are You a Lone Wolf?


lonewolf-webOne of my professors always says: “A lone wolf is a dead wolf.”

And yet it is interesting how so many of us, as Christians, and even more so as leaders and pastors in the church tend to be lone wolves.

We don’t belong to a denomination because we don’t want someone telling us what to do – we’re “independent _put_your_denomination_here_”
Where did the idea come from that there is such a thing as a lone wolf anyway?  Everyone knows they hunt in packs.  They never leave the pack by choice.
As Christians we need to be on guard, lest we separate ourselves to such a degree that our spiritual lives are in danger of death.
If you are a Christian you are the Church, but remember – the Church has many members, and they are designed to work together to the glory of Christ.

“For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-18)

2 Responses to Are You a Lone Wolf?

  1. Blammah says:

    Dude, i appreciate the metaphore attempt, but do ur research!! A wolf can purposely choose to leave a pack and ordinarily, lone wolves need to be more viscious to survive because they r acting as every member of a regular pack would!!
    http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/lone-wolf.htm
    check this website and consider the possibilities!! Think there r spiritual metaphores within a wolf pack community u have missed!! VITAL METAPHORES!!!

    • nathanwells says:

      Thanks for checking up on me Blammah – but while it is true that wolves do leave their pack – from your source “lone wolves are the exception rather than the rule.” And “the odds are against them. Without the support of the pack, they’re more likely to die.”

      So while this isn’t a 100% “all lone wolves die” – I think the point still holds as a general truth :)

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