A God ‘bigger than our differences’

October 16, 2015
by Mary Jo Lehman
Member of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, Chapel Hill, N.C.

A God ‘bigger than our differences’

Planners for the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Kansas City carefully assigned delegates to tables of eight or nine persons to reflect both geographical and viewpoint diversity. None of us at Table 22 knew each other beforehand, but the preliminary conversations around the table went at ping-pong speed as we quickly established commonalities and relationships. The tables bonded well, which led to respectful, fruitful sharing. Our table, like many others, occasionally leaned in after the close of a business meeting to continue a discussion. We took turns replenishing our table’s …

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