Otherness and sameness

When I am with the weak I share their weakness, for I want to bring everyone to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I Cor. 9:22

The “otherness” of others makes it easier to limit our associations to people who share our attitudes,  faith, and values.  But a conversation in a waiting room, attending a work event or neighborhood party, or joining a team can lead to relationships and opportunities to tell others about Christ. Jesus addresses our deepest human needs, the needs that make us more alike than we are different.

Lord, help me to make friends with people who need to know you.