Our faith in Jesus Christ transcends our human barriers.
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“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord,
urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
bearing with one another in love,
eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Ephesians 4:1 English Standard Version
There are somethings that transcend culture, and with guys that often involves sports. This was a brutal game of throw the football and everyone try to catch it (though wisdom comes with age as you’ll note Jerry Handlon standing in the back).
What we discover every time we travel to Lepaterique is that there is much more that unites us “in the bond of peace” than separates us. We speak different languages. We live in different countries. We have different customs, yet God’s work in us unites us.
We are united by our faith in Jesus Christ.
We are united by our human struggle to live our faith in Jesus Christ.
We are united by our joy being in each other’s presence.
Yes, boys will be boys no matter the culture. In the same way, the church will be the church no matter the culture.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner