Diversity is quickly becoming a primary value for our worshiping community called Catalyst. “When was it not?!” someone might say. Yeah…most people say they’re all about diversity. But we’re beginning to live it…and for a short time I suspect there might be some reality checks, such as “Oh wait…this doesn’t look or feel the same as what I’ve become comfortable with.”
But once the dissonance of mixing styles and preferences and cultures settles down, people living in real diversity pretty much forget about diversity. They don’t really see diverse people, they just see people. Getting to that beautiful place takes a lot of sacrifice, perspective, and maturity, which is why sometimes it’s just easier to say it without letting it reflect in our lives. But…it’s totally, totally worth it.