Poverty Of Uniqueness

When you look at the way Jesus was treated in his hometown, you realize there is something to be said about what you can expect when you live according to the great passion you are given. When you live according to the true identity as a child of God, you will be spurned but the ones you thought you knew. You may be suspected of several false things. You may be faced with, what Johannes Metz called, "the poverty of uniqueness". 

This is when you actually answer and live out the call of Jesus stand firm in your identity as a child of God when the other option is to go against your own integrity. The poverty of uniqueness is the courageous but lonely yes to who you really are even when you don't have the support and encouragement of those around you. It may include unpopular decisions to be who you are and not necessarily who you should be, because none of us is as we should be. 

The child of God knows they are His son or daughter, and nothing anyone else says will change that fact. The child of God also knows his mistakes do not diminish the life within him. She knows how to cling with white knuckles to her own unique, mysterious identity as a child of God no matter what may come against her.

PC Walker

Speaker.Author.Poet, whatever comes through the cracks is all grace.