I have the biggest family in the world!

You know, I realized the other day that I have the biggest family in the world.

This woman, who is one of the Turkana people who live at the foot of Mount Kenya, is my sister:

And this very cold man, who lives in northern Russia, is my brother:

And this woman who lives in Romania is my mother:

And this man from Japan is my father:

I’ve never met any of these people in person and I probably never will, at least in this life. And yet I love them and pray with them each day and share all things in common with them and, yes, they are indeed my sister, brother, mother, and father. So how are we related?

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” – Romans 12:5

“Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:26

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8 comments

  1. I highly doubt there's any quality-wise superiority in the Orthodox, since all share in the same human nature. And since I actually live in an Orthodox country, my polling-database is by far more accurate.

    🙂

    It's not “the biggest”, not even by a long shot… 🙂 Sorry.

  2. Bah. You ruin all my fun! 🙂

    On a relatively serious note: There's some definite upshots to being a minority; for some reason, being in the majority tends to produce laxity and complacency whereas being the minority (perhaps out of the constant need to either explain and/or defend your faith) tends to make people if not more pious at least more knowledgeable. That's my experience anyway.

  3. Yes. That's why Neo-Protestants here in Romanian are regarded as extremely holy and very Bible-knowledgeable people. (Because they're in minority).

  4. The biggest majoriy are those who are in the class of…you got it…SINNERS. Seems everyone ever born or as not yet born can fit into that category – except the sinless Son of God, Jesus Christ.

  5. No, actually that's not right either. The biggest majority are those in the class called humans. (as I like to see myself)

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