Withdrawal is Withdrawal
I asked a question yesterday about why Christian often feel the need to withdraw from society. Michael wrote in and asked: "By 'withdrawal' do you mean those who retreat to a monastic way of life? Those who remove themselves from the everyday â€œnormalitiesâ€ that you and I enjoy and choose to not interact any longer with culture?
Or do you mean those who refuse to vote, who donâ€™t read the paper or ponder political questions or are afraid to talk to others about God?"
Now I'm wondering: what's the difference? Withdrawing from society -- whether to go live on a mountain top in a commune or continuing to live among the rest of the people but having nothing to do with them and refusing to get involved in processes that might make a difference -- it's the same thing, isn't it?
Unless I'm missing something here, withdrawal is withdrawal.
And it's practiced by too many Christians.