Focus on Faith

Outsiders become insiders through God’s mercy

 I think feeling like an outsider and often feeling left out starts early in life.  It may begin the first time when sides are chosen for teams on the playground or in a gym class. Someone is chosen last. I don’t know of anyone who has felt good about that.
 But that is not the end of being the outsider. The journey through the teen years gives a young person moments to see themselves as outsiders looking in and envying those they think are part of the “in” crowd.  The strange thing about that, which I learned talking to many youth as a school counselor, was the feeling of being left out was even among those that other students envied.

 

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    Martin Luther writes in his treatise, The Freedom of a Christian, “I shall set down the following two propositions concerning the freedom and the bondage of the spirit: