While our American readers attend parades, eat ice cream and light fireworks today, let’s have everyone outside of the U.S.A. raise their hand.
Yes, you. That means you! And if any of you U.S. of Aers are skipping the pancake breakfast, feel free to join in the discussion too.
We are indeed a worldwide church, but it’s easy to be Amerocentric sometimes. And in some ways who can blame us?
I’m in beautiful Vienna, Austria right now and while shopping at a Viennese grocer this morning I heard American music piped through the speakers, saw posters for American movies and noted that the tabloids feature American celebrities.
In a world where there’s a McDonald’s on every corner and each school child learns English, it’s hard not to feel like we are the center of the universe.
But we’re not.
God is the center of the universe and unites us all.
So tell me, please. What efforts have you seen to make the church friendly to different cultures and peoples? How can we do better?