Recently someone described themselves to me as “quirky.” The word means possessing “peculiar or unexpected traits,” and their word choice was fitting. Not only did it apply to them, but it is appropriate for most of us. We each have unique things about our life that surprise others when they learn about them.
While these traits could be considered off-putting to some, they are also the same characteristics that make you unique. The way you bite your nails, twirl your hair, crack your knuckles, or zone out when you are deep in thought. There are numerous ways that all of us could be considered quirky.
One facet of being a part of the body of Christ is that we embrace the quirkiness we find in each other. We not only overlook how we are each different, but we see the good in our unique behaviors. We understand that there is a blessing in all people not being the same. Those unexpected and peculiar traits are like the one-of-a-kind snowflakes that paint the entire landscape white when put together.
The people of God are from all races and backgrounds. They are comprised of both genders, all body types, and nationalities. They also include people who can seem strange at times and most definitely are quirky. But when we work together, the world is changed because we embrace one another in Jesus instead of focusing on our differences.