Sunday, October 12, 2008

Depends Which Seat You Are In

It's amazing how often humanity falls for easy answers, or perhaps better said, easy scapegoats to blame our problems on. Often we blame those neighbors we don't know. Of course, all this heats up when life gets more challenging or sides are taken. In a contested election year we all see what is going on, but what a challenge to live a stable, normal life!

As a mission pastor and campus minister I'm fortunate in that I spend time each day and week with a great variety of people. I'm reminded everyday that we tend to think and talk based rather exclusively on our limited experiences from our particular seat on the plane. And we just as quickly cast blame on someone else, who we don't know but have suspicions about, who are not like us.

With that in mind, check out a Methodist campus minister who is of middle eastern heritage. You may find Omar has more in common with you than you expect!

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