Wanna hear something weird about me? I don’t really like CHOCOLATE! I know that’s strange for a woman… but it’s true!
However, my daughter and husband just LOVE it! (Either that… or elves are breaking into our freezer while we’re asleep.)
So if we go out for ice cream, we get totally different things. I get coffee flavor. Maybe coconut. Maybe lemon sorbet. Something not too sweet, but more refreshing.
(I think I’m getting hungry here.)
But Ashtyn and David??? They get chocolate ice cream with chocolate chunks, with MORE hot fudge on top!
EEEWWW!!! (My mouth puckers just thinking about it!)
It doesn’t make them wrong. Just because they aren’t like me, they aren’t bad. It’s not illegal or immoral. (Maybe a little fattening.) It’s just DIFFERENT.
Have you ever noticed that people connect with Jesus in many different ways? Some pastors yell and pound on the pulpit. Some sing. Some are funny (like David), while others are stone-cold serious.
(Me? I’m kinda quirky. I use a lot of illustrations and a fair amount of passion!)
All different. None wrong.
We need ALL kinds! Because people around the world are never going to be attracted to the same exact style. Our cultures are different. Our experiences are different. Our personalities are different.
There’s more than one way to solve an argument.
More than one way to discipline your child.
More than one way to manage your finances.
More than one way to get ahead! It’s not our way or the highway – it’s a beautiful buffet of FLAVORS making life more varied and interesting!
We don’t all have to “do life” the same way in order to be on the same team. So, let’s get this love your neighbor thing right and win the world for JESUS!
Go out there and LOVE somebody! Then, “seal the deal” with ice cream!
Super important theological question: What’s your all-time favorite flavor of ice cream? (I told you mine… now tell me yours.)
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