- Describe a time when you were in a group with people who were very different than you.
- What did you learn by being with diverse people?
- What do you think God wants you to learn by being around others who are different than you?
Reading: Galatians 3: 26-29
In the movie, "The Breakfast Club," high school seniors, who are very different from one another, spend a Saturday in all-day detention. They form a bond that is surprising to each of them, due to the fact that they have differing backgrounds and experiences.
I got to experience something like that one summer. Six people, of different personalities and backgrounds, became very close to one another through being together and complaining together. When I think of that summer, I think of those people working, laughing, and talking together. We spent a lot of time together, mainly because we were unhappy with some of the things we saw going on around us. We would get together on a daily basis to talk about the problems we saw with our co-workers. By being tolerant and supportive of one another, we grew as people. The members of my "Breakfast Club" were truly a blessing in my life that summer and each of them embodied all that a Christian should.
I think that group proved to me that in God's sight, we are all equal. It doesn't matter what race, personality, or nationality we are. We are all precious in God's eyes. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Pray for those who are different than you. Pray that your heart will be open to be accepting to those who have different views and opinions from you.