‘One Size Fits All’ — Really?

Way too big!“One size fits all” on a garment usually means that it doesn’t fit anyone. Or at least it doesn’t fit me! Kind of like life, isn’t it?

During our travels in the States, we:

  • Enjoyed a Sunday service in a brand new state-of-the-art sanctuary just outside D.C. that appeals for those on the upper end of the economic strata. Inspiring!
  • Visited a Mennonite bishop and his wife (dear friends) who walk the back alleys of their town befriending the down and out in the process of church planting. The formerly pew-lined sanctuary is now a gymnasium and dining room. ‘Church’ is held on Wednesday evenings over a meal and interpersonal fellowship.  Refreshing!
  • Served meals to homeless persons on LA’s skid row. Humbling!
  • Met with humanitarian workers in a private, exclusive dining room to discuss strategies on how millions of dollars can be mobilized for food relief in East Africa. Overwhelming!

Was one better than the other? Shouldn’t we all be on the streets? Or shouldn’t we all be appealing to the ‘movers and shakers’ of our time? What expression of service is more ‘biblical’? More Christ-like?

Of course each one is valid. But we are so, so prone to compare — and justify our approach as the most effective, the more obedient, or just the best.

“Should the foot say to the hand, I have no need of you? Should the eyes say to the ear. .  . ?”

I thank God for EVERY expression of His love going out to the world today. In whatever way you do it, do make the world a better place! Use the garment that fits – but be sure to ‘wear’ God’s love.

~ Diane

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About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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4 Responses to ‘One Size Fits All’ — Really?

  1. Lilian Mukanzi says:

    Thank you Diane for posting. We truly need each other

  2. Martin Tumusiime says:

    …………I thank God for EVERY expression of His love going out to the world today. In whatever way you do it, do make the world a better place! Use the garment that fits – but be sure to ‘wear’ God’s love.
    I just loved this statement, so powerful! GBU

  3. Allen Dise says:

    Amen! So well said!
    Allen

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