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Sari Indian Women

Bishop ZuluThe Christian cultural body drew together all nations, races, different cultures and every language group. Rebecca Manley Pippert (1949- ) wrote of this body across cultures, "What a tonic to my student doubts it has been to see Christ manifested in cultures vastly different from my own! To watch Thai believers witness to illiterate villagers through dramatization of the Prodigal Son story."

Thai Believers Witnessed

Marriage Couple"To listen to a beautifully sari Indian woman, a member of a Hindu family, speak of what it cost her to love Jesus. Or to hear Messianic Jews in Israel sing in Hebrew their love for the Messiah. All of us from cultures so varied and different, yet all have bowed our knees to Jesus' name, the only name in Heaven and Earth that can save." One might have added, "the only name in heaven and earth that could unite across cultures."

Contrasting and Complementary

HouseA color on a canvas could be beautiful in itself. However, the artist normally excelled not by lathering one pigment across the painting but by positioning it between contrasting or complementary hues. The original tone then derived richness and depth from its sea of contrasting tints and shades. Doctor Paul Brand (1914-2003) added, "The basis for our unity within Christ's Body begins not with our similarity but with our diversity." In other words, all are beautiful.✞

"Christian Cultural Body"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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