There is a big push in modern society to promote individuality. To an extent that is good; everyone is different in one way or another and much damage is done trying to fit people into restrictive, societal, boxes. But a good idea can be taken to bad extremes. The “everyone’s a snowflake” culture that we have today certainly does more harm than good.

For example, today you can “identify yourself” in any manner you choose. All you need to do is say “I self-identify as ______” or “I choose to live as a_____.”

A man can choose to identify as a woman. A white woman can choose to identify herself as a black woman. A perfectly healthy man can choose to identify himself as someone with a disability to get the good parking.

We’ve taken this good idea (“be yourself”) to a ridiculous extreme.

There’s an element to Christianity that is very appealing, I think. It is the idea that, no matter who you are and no matter where you come from, whether you are rich or poor, black or white, male or female, even slave or free, in Jesus Christ you are special. But more than that: In Jesus Christ…we are united. It’s a union that goes beyond nation, culture, language, class, race or gender.

There is something very UN-individualistic to unity: We are all different, yet in Christ we are all the same. That’s the Truth He offers.

I find that much more appealing than debating whether or not a man who identifies as a woman should get to play tennis with women, or whether or not it’s ethical for a man who self-IDs as a woman to compete (and naturally dominate) a weight-lifting competition.

There are some asinine distractions out there.

I’m interested, not in those things which separate us from everyone else, but in what can unite us all together. After all, at some point, being the most unique person on earth has downsides that will rear its ugly head. I mean, being that unique just means you’re all alone. There’s no one else like you at all. You’re on an island. How lonely!

I don’t want to be all alone; I want to be part of something bigger than me. I want to be part of a family that’s been born again. I want to belong to a group…

where we all wear the same name = Christian
where we all have the same income = riches in Christ
where we all look alike = HOLY in the eyes of God (irrespective of the superficial differences between us)

I don’t want to be a snowflake all alone and unique from everyone else. I want to be whiter than snow, made pure in the blood of Jesus.