Sameness is a disease that dims our light and hides our identity. (

Parents sometimes say, “Why can’t you be like (fill in the blank)? Often, it’s a challenge to behave or do better in school like someone else you know. However, we really don’t want our children to be like every other child. Each has his or her own identity and the differences are what make life interesting and allow everyone to make a unique contribution to the community.

Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people (1 Peter 2:10).