I'm glad our counselor, Pr. Steve Harmon asked the question at our pastoral circuit meeting yesterday. I answered in good three-part fashion as follows:
1. because the encouragement not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together as is the habit of some applies also to me, and not using Sunday mornings as my excuse, but seeing my need to meet with other brothers in ministry on a regular basis;
2. because of the presence of Jesus who has promised to be in the midst of us whenver two or three gather in His Name; and
3. because of the humility (greatly needed!) given as a gift unsought and unmerited when I hear and see examples of what God is doing in and through my brothers for the building of His kingdom of grace.