The longer I live the more Iâ€™m inspired by the life of Jesus and the way He was able to sit down and converse with people who were so unlike him. Of course, He was also the One who said that being a child of the Father means learning to love your neighbors and your enemies. Iâ€™ve thought often about this incredible statement over the years. I canâ€™t imagine what this could possibly mean if it doesnâ€™t include having respectful dialogue where we listen and respond rather than dismiss and attack.
I think this is exactly the kind of example Christian leaders need to be taking towards being open to our neighbors of other faiths. Gabe’s willingness to “go there” is encouraging.