As a director of a multi-cultural ministry serving hurting children and families, I appreciate the diversity of the staff and families we serve. Diversity is something we work at. We take it seriously. But, it doesn't just happen.
However, even more important to us is the Unity within our ministry. Diversity is good and should be celebrated. But it is often lifted up for its own merit, as if it is the chief goal. Diversity without unity is counter-productive. Without some form of unity, any hope for diversity dissolves. We need both. We need a unified diversity. Only then will the prayer of Jesus be truly answered.
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