How many times do you find yourself seeing your world through the “me” and “them” lens? When you read news, make the person in the story resemble you—your race, your ethnicity, your nationality, your religion. Does it change how you feel?
We can no longer afford to live in an artificially manufactured separation.
We have civility in us. Find it, remember it, and pass it on. We have one shot in this life to get it right—to live in a way that honors our sacred role as disciples of Jesus Christ, the One who welcomed everyone to the banquet table. I can’t imagine a better way to uphold that legacy than to dedicate ourselves to seeing our commonalities first.
This message is an excerpt from “Vegas and Jesus have a lot in common” by Susan Sparks in the May 2020 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Bartholomew, apostle.