Have you ever noticed how most people want to fit in, blend in, and just fly under the radar? Uniformity and conformity are celebrated way more than individuality and standing out. And the idea of being so different that you could be referred to as strange or weird is something that is almost universally rejected. But Jesus, our example, stood out. And we are invited not only to follow him, but also to live into the counter-cultural calling of the peculiar people of God. Many of the things we usually think typify “the Christian life” aren’t all that different. As we begin a brand new year let’s embrace a brand new and transformational practice... being different!
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