We Fly Like Geese
Geese fly in formation, united in focus and purpose. Each goose contributes to the whole and the formation would be incomplete without each one. That’s true for us, but sometimes a goose becomes tired or wounded and has to drop out of formation. When this happens, another goose flies alongside, offering encouragement and presence. That’s true for us as well. We move in unity but we take care of each other.
We Cross Borders
God has given Camino two things that are notable: a spirit of daring and adventure, and great richness of ethnic and national diversity! He has imprinted those things into our soul, so we are always willing to go places other churches would not go and do things other churches would not do, even at risk to ourselves.
We Make Soup, Not Salad
For years, we were told that the United States was a melting pot, where diversity and uniqueness was boiled away. Not true. Then we were told that we were a salad bowl, where everyone was tossed together. Also not true. Jesus says that we are to be all about unity over diversity. So we are soup – every ethnicity and nationality and race brings its own ingredients to the mix, but we are one unified dish!
A relationship with Jesus is not about solemnity, though there will be solemn times. It’s not about anger or fear. It’s about laughter. We laugh because of the joy a relationship with Christ gives us, and we laugh in the face of danger and uncertainty because we have experienced the freedom of an everyday relationship with God. We know he will work all things together for good.