This is the first of a three part series about important spiritual practices that have marked the lives of followers of Jesus throughout history and in all different traditions of the church.
This teaching is called “Solitude & Community”. In the New Testament, "church" is the gathering of Jesus' followers into a community of support and worship. But in the life of Jesus, that communal practice is also matched by the habit of regular solitude. What is this practice all about, and why was it so important to Jesus?