The Guinness Book of World Records keeps track of some very unusual records. One is, "The longest time living in a tree." A man named Bungkas went up a tree in Benkes, Indonesia in 1970 and has been there ever since. He lives in a nest he made from the braches and leaves of the trees. People have repeatedly tried to get him to come down but he won't. There is no known reason for his behavior.
Few people will choose to live in a tree, but many people will chose to withdraw from life and meaningful fellowship with other people. However frustrating people can be, even church people, we truly need each other.
-Michael Shannon, Preaching May/June 2002