What types of people are objectionable to you? Well, all are acceptable if you’re living for God. Listen to Peter, the great apostle. “Peter said to them, ‘God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean (Acts 10:28 TNIV).’”
We have “in” groups and “out” groups, people groups, and different lifestyles. There are people of every color, race, gender and creed. Your heavenly Father loves all of them the same. All are welcome at his table.
Who is not welcome at your table? Think again. What did Jesus do? He ate and drank with all kinds of people, even the types who were rejected by the religious leaders of his time. There is no room for loving your neighbor if you hate your enemy. So be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Calvin Wulf is a writer, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator who lives in Colorado with his wife Lisa. He has a passion for Christian spiritual formation drawing from the ancient spiritual traditions of the Apostles, and Christian sages through the centuries. He is also a vowed oblate of the contemplative monastic Order of Julian of Norwich.
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