“Hauling in the catch”
Fishermen on Lumley beach in Sierra Leone
Well, the beauty of the gospel is he takes the disinterested and the wayward and the self-righteous and the religious and all the tribes and cultures and he puts them in a mixer. Then he pours out a new people. He pours out a completely new people, and that means we are no longer defined by the things we raised our hands on earlier. I don’t know if you saw what I did, but what we just tried to do was get a quick snapshot, a quick profile, of who we are.
We are predominantly upper-middle class. We’re predominantly Anglo. We are highly educated. We are… On and on I could go. For the most part, this is who we are, and those things in our society define us and put us in niches of culture, and the gospel goes, “No, no, no. I made my own people. It’s not upper-middle. It’s not poverty or wealthy. I made my own people. It’s not Anglo or African-America or Hispanic. No, no, no. I make my own people. I put you in a mixer, and I make my own people.
Matt Chandler, City On A Hill: A New People (via clothedingrace)
A new people.
Angels from Nairobi. #