I've always found fellowship to be a bit of an odd word, preferring instead to talk about friendship. However in church circles it doesn't always work.
Fellowship is about sharing similar interests, ideals, or experiences which is pretty much what we do when we're with fellow Christians.
Friendship on the other hand can, and normally does go deeper than that. It's possible to be friends but not in fellowship with folk and it's also possible to be in fellowship with folk but not be friends with them. The church is a good example of this, we fellowship with many many different people in church but don't consider them all to be friends. And yet fellowship is deeper than mere acquaintence.
I'm in danger of confusing myself here.
This post is part of a series in the Blogging From A To Z Challenge, April 2013.
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