A Good Disciple Is One Who Leaves

January 24, 2021


Jesus and his disciples did not remain in familiar places with like-minded people. Instead, they moved into new areas and did the work of helping, healing, teaching, and preaching. Along the way they had difficult confrontations, which is to be expected when lines are crossed. But disagreements are natural and healthy, while polarization is not. Greater Good Magazine reports that polarization has a long list of negative effects, which include the weakening of family bonds, a marked decline in our willingness to help one another, an increase in stress and violence, and the growing inability to solve problems.