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.