I am done with the labels of the world. I am done with being pigeon holed into a man-made category or group. I no longer want to identify or segregate myself into divisions that we create. I am done with picking sides. I am neither a Republican, nor a Democrat. I am neither a Patriot, nor a Ram. I am not American or German or French or English. I am neither a man, nor a feminist. I am not white or black or Hispanic or Asian. I am neither clergy, nor laity. Our human “teams” are wrong. We are fighting the wrong battles. We are playing the wrong game. We are fighting against each other instead of helping each other reach the ultimate goal that we all should share. I do not fully agree with any side and yet I easily get swept up on one team, angry, or even hating, the other team. No more! Let this be my proclamation.
I am a child of God. I am no longer going to conform my words or actions to any group other than the one God has called me to be. God has not chosen one political party. God has not chosen one country. God has chosen you and me.
Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned. For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.
Your team is the only team I want to be on. Your side is the only side I want to take. Help me not to get swept up in the “teams” and “sides” of this age. Help me not to try to fit in. I belong to you and you alone. Help me to uplift and unite rather than split and divide into teams or sides. Guide me to your will and to seek only what is good and pleasing to you.