This week’s celebration of Commonwealth Day included a speech by The Prince of Wales, in which he said,
The essence of the Commonwealth is its remarkable diversity; a family of some 2.4 billion people from 54 nations across 6 continents, whose traditions, knowledge, and talents offer an incomparable richness of ideas and perspectives on the world we share.
Whilst these words were spoken about the Commonwealth, they reminded me of the tremendous diversity there is throughout humanity that contributes to the rich tapestry of human existence on this planet.
As a Christian, I believe that God is the originator of this variety and we should celebrate each human being for who they are and how everyone contributes to our common existence together.
More than that, if the Christian church is to truly represent this God of such diversity, it has a responsibility to be inclusive of and welcoming to all people embracing their diverse gifts and talents.
Loving all kinds of people is a hallmark of Christianity’s founder Jesus Christ; can the church do any better than to emulate him?
Have a good week emulating Jesus.