We all have preferences: Mac or Android, cats or dogs, dark or milk chocolate. Rarely do these differences cause substantial relational damage, and it would seem ludicrous for me to judge a person’s intelligence, value or character according to their choice of vacation destination or the cocoa to oil ratio in their candy bar. There are, however, other polarizing choices that damage relationships, dehumamize other people made in God’s image and cause great harm to the body of Christ and its witness in the world that God so loves. In a culture that loudly insists on all channels that we must pick a side, can we declare that we are people who seek a new path. Can we ask with sincerity and openness to change, "whose side is Jesus on, and what might that mean for our lives right here right now?"
Scripture References: Galatians 1:1-10
1 Corinthians 12:12-27