As of this writing, I've been on a road trip since June 22. For much of it I have been posting to social media. And at every opportunity checking to see who liked or commented on the posts. It has produced an odd sense of being alone and not alone at the same time. It feels like my invisible companions are with me on the road. From a Swedenborgian point of view, we are always part of a community in the spiritual world. In fact, without such a community we wouldn't exist at all.
In this sermon, I reflect on the healthy integration of self-companionship and companionship with others, and the implications of the fact that spiritually we are never alone..