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?