Week 8, Wednesday’s Class Reflection

November 15, 2007

I appreciated Ryan’s sharing today on how he has been teaching his children to integrate principles of inclusion, sharing, etc. into their peer experiences at school. What would happen if all North American Christian parents emphasized these valuesto their children? Undoubtably, it would be a significant step forward in the process of reshaping the image of Christianity in our context. Further, I think Ryan’s daughter has much to teach the Christian community as a whole. Often Christian adults still adhere to a social pecking order, similar in some ways to what is found in a highschool lunchroom. Sadly, we will go out of our way to include those who are cool, influencial, and well-connected out of self-interest, while we can easily overlook the call to include those who don’t fit in as easily on a regular basis.

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