A Circle Around Everyone


Favoritism is almost a constant in human society.  After all, money, power, and position attract attention.  We want to know about the lifestyles of the rich and famous, not the routines of the poor and unnoticed.  So we tend to treat people based on outward appearance.

Case in point: A young, articulate and attractive person rarely struggles to find love and acceptance.  While a socially awkward somewhat overweight person often struggles.

Both have the same value, but each is treated very differently.

Followers of Jesus are called to be different when it comes to favoritism.  We are called to be people of mercy who welcome everyone. We are called to look at the heart not the face.  We are called to embrace people as God in Christ embraced us.

So if you know Jesus, draw a circle around everyone and say: you’re in!

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