On Sunday, Pastor Tyler reminded and encouraged us to continue to transcend the cultural concepts and barriers that keep us in our “boxes” in order to love those around us and fulfill the Great Commission. It was a good message – a challenge to take up.
Late Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to meet that challenge head on. Isn’t that just like God? But I was tired and wanted to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon. So, I reluctantly engaged and then recoiled because the situation became prickly, uncomfortable and “not like me.” When I went back into my world after the opportunity ended, I thought, “Phew! Glad that’s over. Now for some damage control.” I recounted the situation to a couple of close friends and Aaron – mostly in an effort to convince myself that I was right. The nerve of that person! The audacity!