“You Are All God’s Lego”

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3 Responses to “You Are All God’s Lego”

  1. Jaimee Loewen says:

    Thank you so much for this. It speaks to my heart and mind.

  2. Murray Soltis says:

    Michael
    I agree with much of what you have to say here. I do believe that God has created all humans in His image. We are all loved relentlessly by God and are called to serve others out of love. Yes, Jesus has removed boundaries and eliminated barriers to draw people of all races,
    culture,language, religion, status or gender to become children of god. Yes, in Christ Jesus we are all one, we are all children of God.
    We (sons and daughters of God) are as diverse as the the new Lego. Unlike Lego, when we become followers of Christ, God(Jesus) is asking, helping us to change. God is changing us to become more like him, a process called sanctification. Jesus forgave the woman caught in adultery, and the Samaritan woman with questionable background(immorality). Jesus healed and restored many people because of their faith, but he never left any of them unchanged. He told them to go and sin no more.
    In your Lego analogy people are like the new Lego pieces – all shapes, sizes, colors – some are ‘normal’, some are ‘abnormal’. The truth is we are all abnormal. We all have a sinful nature. We all have fallen from a right standing with God. The good news is that Jesus has restored our relationship with God, for whoever wants it. It just means we can never stay the same.
    Murray Soltis

    • Michael Pahl says:

      Hi, Murray. Thanks for your thoughts. Just a few brief thoughts in response:

      1) Any analogy breaks down at some point, including this one (even Paul’s analogy of the “body” can make for some really weird ideas if you push it too far).

      2) My point about the “red two-by-four brick” and the “orange inverted two-by-two slope” is not that some people really are “normal” while others are “abnormal,” but rather that we perceive ourselves and those who are similar to us as “normal” and those who are unlike us as “abnormal.” Part of the new perspective we receive in Jesus is the reality that we are all in the same boat.

      3) Absolutely yes to the reality of sin and the need for sanctification (see here for some of my thoughts on sin), but…

      4) One of the most common sins which we commit and which Jesus condemns is the sin of exclusion, and as followers of Jesus walking in the Spirit we are (or should be) being sanctified at exactly this point: breaking down barriers that cause division and separation. This is reconciliation, a central (many would say the central) dimension of the gospel.

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