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, Idonesia 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.
Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible
College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.