"I am the vine; you are the branches." (John 15:5)

Common Ground

Over the years, I’ve been in a lot of discussions about what’s “right” in a lot of different contexts. The following is a quote attributed largely to Pete Seeger that I really found expressive of our struggle as Christians sometimes.

“The truth is like a rabbit in a bramble patch. You can’t lay your hand on it. All you do is circle around and point, and say, ‘It’s in there somewhere.’”

I have no shortage of opinions as anyone who has been in a class with me can tell, but I’m learning to keep that opinion to myself and find that I learn more by listening and paying attention than by telling people what I think is right. So often the things we choose to disagree about are nuanced or completely immaterial. Most often, our best solution is to look past the things we disagree on and start by looking look at all we have in common and building from there.


July 25, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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