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Opinion: Small groups offer the wisdom of diversity

Opinion: Small groups offer the wisdom of diversity

By Greg Gerber

We all have blind spots that are blatantly obvious to others, even if we are oblivious to them ourselves. Our friends who tolerate our flaws are actually doing us a disservice because it does not push us to mature and become more Christlike.

That’s where small groups are the No. 1 stage for solid Christian growth.

If people only hang around others who look like them, talk like them and think like them, how is anything other than “group think” likely to happen? Look what happens to teenagers who hatch a plan among themselves without diverse opinions. Later, they often express regret for their stupidity. Adults are just as capable of doing the same thing.

In Luke 6:39, Jesus asked, “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?”

The full blog can be found at www.greggerber.com.

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report.

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