Tuesday, August 30, 2005

C.S. Lewis and Uniqueness

Here is a good quote from C.S. Lewis:
"Why else were individuals created, but that God, loving all infinitely, should love each differently?"
We are each wired differently.

As my pastor says, "We are unique. That is not a testament to us. It's a testament to our Creator." And it means we can worship God in a way that is unique. But it also means that God will relate to us in a unique way.

Why do churches implement rigid, one-size-fits-all discipleship programs? If God relates to each person differently, and he has wired us differently, why don't we view those differences as a positive force to be harnessed as opposed to a negative force to be managed? We should harness the diversity in the Body of Christ to create new opportunities for people to connect with God. Why do we force all of our small group leaders to manage groups that look exactly alike?


At 9:16 PM, Blogger Margaret Feinberg said...

And why, at times, do we show little grace or understanding for those who don't think, act or smell quite like we think they should (in our own little minds)? I am guilty of this more often than I can stand..but am slowly learning to make my map bigger for all of God's creation. I have a long way to go.

At 1:02 AM, Blogger Moxi said...

You said you have read Rob Bells book "velvet elvis". Tell me more about how it impacted you. I just bought a copy today. I was a little dissapointed in His description of the work of the Holy Spirit on the Mars Hill website, but so far the book has been very interesting.

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Moxi- sorry for not responding sooner! :) I haven't been on this blog in a while (most of my posts are over at zonegathering.com).

I think my reactions to Velvet Elvis went something like this: "Yes, yes, that is so good...(and a few pages later) oh, no, no, not true!" And the cycle repeated itself.

What I liked most about it is that it made me THINK.


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