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The qualified disqualified by Deon Crafford

John 4:7-10 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”

Inclusivity is sin – depending on the context within which it is used. So it is with just about anything. Yes even grace can be sin in the wrong context.    In the modern world inclusivity has been hijacked to mean that every human whim or idea shall be regarded as legitimate and therefore be dished up as acceptable and honourable. I need no go into the detail of “identifying as what”, as I am sure you have been brainwashed more than enough in this. But inclusivity in the presence of God is edifying and healing. And yet for many who have deeply intimate relationships with God, the daily battle against exclusion and discrimination in this world, continues unabated. Even the proclaimed Church of God, uses exclusion measures to determine the degree of authenticity of people’s faith. Unless you do certain things, you may not be regarded as real in your faith. In the world people every day still battle against the barriers that’s been put up against them because of what they were born  into – sex, colour, social conditions, disability. It often leads to deep feelings of hopelessness. Jesus however in life and resurrection, will not exclude anyone from the all- encompassing grace of God. While our sins are excluded, we, the sinners, need never doubt the hope of glory in God’s incredible embrace. There is not one of us that were not created in the image of God. Let that sink in. 

Love to all