Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Breaking Stereotypes

I saw two things which broke some stereotypes for me while I was in Indianapolis yesterday . . .
  1. I saw a nun at St. Vincent's Hospital holding a cup of Starbucks. When was the last time you saw a nun holding a Starbucks? Granted we probably don't sit and daydream about nuns drinking Starbucks, but it's not the norm.
  2. I stopped to get gas and a little snack at a gas station and there were 4 Amish folks in there, and they were buying junk food! They had the door to the Krispy Kreme donuts open and were digging for their favorites, along with buying other junk food. It's not something you expect to see. When they spoke to one another it was in Dutch, that I expected, junk food . . . no.
So, big deal! I suppose, yet it led me to consider what stereotypes do I portray that may lead people away from Jesus instead of to Jesus. How about you?

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