Google gave me all manner of pages offering an answer to why women go to the bathroom in pairs.. a related but tangential question. Why two disciples? Why not three or even twenty-three?
It was interesting to pray on the streets in
I think that Peter is absolutely right to encourage us all in this, I would be interested to know how it has come about that it should seem a new or profound idea to propose it, and how this prophetic (test it) notion for Cambridge and elsewhere, reflects a lack of attention to this model and what the root of this lack is.
Go in Pairs - Shane Claiborne - “(approx) It keeps you accountable, it keeps your feet on the ground. Community is good at lowering the mountains and lifting the valleys. Travelling in pairs affects the way you share a story. A big part of going out in pairs in being submitted to other people.”
Go in Pairs - That each one might have a helper, a counsellor and a sympathizer. (?ref)
Go in Pairs - Augustine - “living together with others is necessary for the cultivation of spiritual formation."
Go in Pairs - It is impossible to practice love in isolation. (?ref)
Luke 10:1-3 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them,
Mark 6:7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
Ecc 4:8-12 There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. "For whom am I toiling," he asked, "and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?" This too is meaningless— a miserable business! Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
http://www.simplechurch.co.uk/archives/2006_08_01_simplechurch_archive.html Thursday, August 24 - a passage to