Life is all about relationships. Although relationships can be messy and stressful and downright difficult, they are essential to our faith journey and overall well being. God declared that it is not good for man to be alone. It is not His intention for us to withdraw and operate on an island. Authentic connection will always lead to vibrant community. Vibrant community can never be possible until we learn to make ourselves vulnerable to one another and to trust God with the fear that comes with that vulnerability. Sure it is risky, but you will never have an investment of great return that is without great risk.