Today, rather than look for common ground, we fragment ourselves into people of different radio and TV stations, apps, news sources, political parties or even celebrities to “follow” on social media. As a society, we have accepted division to the point where we condemn neighbors and say we can’t even talk to each other. Some of us skip family holiday celebrations, delete former social media “friends” and even cross the street to avoid conversation with those “not like us.” The rush to shut down communication signals a choice of comfort rather than challenge. The problem is that’s not what God calls us to do.
When we become locked away from each other, into one choice or brand or interpretation or meaning, we tend to forget that God is all about variety.
This message is an excerpt from “Variety, the spice of life” by Elizabeth Hunter in the January/February 2018 issue of Gather magazine. Today is Monday in Holy Week. The readings are Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11.
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