A wise woman recently told me it’s important for someone who’s going to marry you to know your family and friends well too. “Otherwise,” she said, “they don’t really know and love all of who you are.”
I can’t help but think about how that relates to our relationship with Jesus.
We can claim to love Him, but how well do we really even know Him if we are unfamiliar with the rest of His family and friends?
I’m convinced that without even noticing it, and to our own deficit, we far too often cut ourselves off from the knowledge of God by our lack of connection with the saints who worship outside of our theological traditions.
There is SO much more of Him that’s available for us to see and understand, and so much of that revelation is buried within the hearts of the very people we don’t recognize enough or want to associate with.