I Like You Just the Way You Are

August 1, 2020

I Like You the Way You Are
Galatians 2:11-21
In 1969, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood included a memorable scene in which Fred Rogers was resting his feet in a kiddie pool, and he invited Francois Clemmons, an African American actor playing the part of a police officer, to put his feet in as well. This act was viewed by many as an explicit gesture against racism during a very difficult period of integration and civil rights. Jesus spent his life breaking down cultural barriers, revealing a God of acceptance and inclusion. How can the church embrace the example of Jesus and take the lead in accepting, valuing, and embracing diversity?