“So let’s go outside, where Jesus is, where the action is—not trying to be privileged insiders, but taking our share in the abuse of Jesus. This “insider world” is not our home. We have our eyes peeled for the City about to come. Let’s take our place outside with Jesus, no longer pouring out the sacrificial blood of animals but pouring out sacrificial praises from our lips to God in Jesus’ name.” Hebrews 13:13-15
As Christians, we’re called to be outsiders.
Now, I know if you look at the media, it seems like everyone wants to be “in the know.” People today want to know everything about their favorite celebrities; they want tips and tricks to get the most of of everything; and they want to be thought of as “insiders.”
But Christians realize we are different. Because if we are busy being insiders, that means some are left out. And Jesus taught time and time again that we were to go after the left out ones, the outcasts, the lesser-thans.
Because that’s what He did.
Jesus was an outsider, so that one day, we could all be insiders in His kingdom. That’s where it really matters, after all. Celebrities will eventually fade, tips and tricks will no longer work, and even those who know the most will find their knowledge fails them.
We’re called to be outsiders. We’re called to love the outsiders around us. We’re called to bring whosoever will into fellowship and love with the Father of us all.
Being an outsider doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?