We often feel far to comfortable thinking in narrow, black-and-white categories in regard to our fellow human brothers and sisters, and this kind of thinking can lead us to miss some very important things - mainly that there exists a stunning and spectacular variety of people in this world, each with something very special to offer. Conversely, in an effort to be universally inclusive, we can abandon all reason and truth and find ourselves intellectually and morally bankrupt. Jesus demonstrates a perfect balance of both and calls us to walk the narrow line between the extremes.
As Americans, we do seem a little bit obsessed about our diets. While I do not eat kale - ever - I do try to consider the things that I eat, because even though I do like good food, I want to be healthy and feel good. Eating my favorite chocolate chips cookies are great - but I can certainly get carried away, and too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. What we more seldom consider is our spiritual, emotional, and intellectual diet. These are things that we put into our hearts, and Jesus says they are far more important.