So often people in a community become jealous of the strong. But in truth, the only weak members are the one who are uncultivated in their uniqueness. People in a group are not weak because they “don’t fit in,” with the status quo. Diversity is a recipe for success, not failure. But diversity requires a commonality of focus and intent, and a commanding discipline towards submitting to method & role. It is a harder path than the ease of sameness. But it is a better path if it can be mastered. Christian’s should see their diversity of gifts as a “difficult blessing.” This unique equipping, is a “right problem to have,” and it is always present in a church. This is because the ability for polity in a church is a reflection of the polity within the Trinity. Though God is a single entity, he has an eternal diversity of personalities within that function in submission toward a common goal. When we lean into this, it is worshipful. When we eschew this, it is potentially blasphemous.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts