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There seems to be a social gravity that pulls similar people together.  I think if we were honest, it would be easy to admit that it is more comfortable approaching people with whom we can find some instant common ground.

I can just imagine how Philip felt as God lead him into desert to the chariot of the Ethiopian eunuch.  Philip and the eunuch had seemingly nothing in common. The eunuch was wealthy, educated and held a prestigious government job, and despite those differences, that is exacly where God brought Philip to minister.

God doesn’t always take us to places where we are comfortable.  He often leads us to do work as reminders that we are all in need of a Savior, no matter our background, social status, or race.  As the Church, we need to remember that God has called us to reach all people with the message of the gospel, and it is that message and the hope we can have in Christ that is the common denominator for all people.  Paul says in Galatians 3, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

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