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.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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