Cultural integration anyone?

flags-of-the-worldThis is what Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners magazine, recently argued in an article titled “The Parable of Los Angeles.”  Pointing to the obvious and inevitable multiculturalism of our society, Wallis posits our diversity as a plus not a minus, a blessing and not a curse.  And apparently, despite our attempts to segregate and book “white flights,” it was all apart of God’s plan.

Projections from the U.S. Census Bureau say that the majority- minority theme will be no more by 2045.  We already are multilingual and religiously plural.  And despite our efforts, there has never been one way of being American.

A multicultural society is where America is headed and there will be a need to change our country’s narrative.  But, there will be no need to amend God’s story (not that this is possible) because it was always apart of the script: “There is neither Jew nor Greek” (Galatians 3.28).  The question remains, “Which casting call are we showing up for?”

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