Thursday, March 23, 2006

thoughts, condensed, from my friends

True loyalty is loyalty to each other's differences NOT loyalty to each other's sameness to us.

When diversity disappears, we are diminishing/losing part of the body of Christ.

We embrace the diversity that seems interesting or exotic, but often ignore diversity that isn't as pretty; diversity for us is a BBQ restaurant that offers four kinds of sauce.

Jesus was always found in the margins - among the "difference". . . on the borderlands.

It's the margins, the peripheries (not the boundaries), where beauty and simplicity reside.

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