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In Favor of Permeable Social Membranes

A friend referred me to this blog which talks about encountering awkward people graciously. Check it out. When we welcome the stranger, determine to be open-hearted people who let new people into our circles (formal or informal ones), we’re going to get stretched aren’t we… because not everybody comes packaged all socially adept, shiny and cool, gift-wrapped to our specifications.

The author takes a look at the sorts of social interactions Jesus had, accused as he often was of hanging out with all the wrong people (the sinners,

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