“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except for yourself.” -Rita Mae Brown
Every one of us feels the pull to blend in with the people and culture around us. Every decision is an expression of our attempt to navigate a world that communicates many messages and holds many values.
There is no doubt that Jesus did not fit into an accepted category in his day, which only complicates matters for followers of Jesus today. Are we supposed to stand out by our t-shirts and bracelets? Are we supposed to lay low and let our lifestyle speak for itself?
And as backward as it sounds, an attempt to reflect the radical love of Jesus can often attract opposition and resistance. So how are we supposed to balance all of these things?
This summer, join us for The Hope That Is In You as we work through the letter that Peter wrote to this group of Christians, known as 1 Peter.