Letters: La Meme Chose

Graffiti can be annoying. It is gaudy, disjointed, and way too colorful for the structures that they typically inhabit.

Graffiti can be inspiring, liberating, challenging, and can have many positive points of view.

This graffiti was established on top of Montmartre from the only view you had of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

There was a fence that kept you safe as you stepped on the curb where this graffiti was located.

Many people have come to this spot over the years to view the Eiffel Tower from a distance. Many people have snapped pictures. The people that have come to this spot are all different. Different nationalities, languages, skin colors, political stances, shoe sizes, whatever.

Different.

But because of this particular point of view of the city of Paris, all of these different people have joined together on this step, at this fence… On a sunny day you are able to see all of Paris and the Eiffel Tower projecting from the belly of the city as you stand at this view point.

Together.

Who’s Side Are You On?

For all of us in the Body of Christ, we come from many different, perspectives, belief systems, doctrinal backgrounds, careers, family lives, among many other things. When we come together for Organic Church, or for the desire to allow Christ to express Himself through His Body on this earth, we are all unique.

Different.

As we express Christ and His voice and His action, we are then transformed. It’s quite uncanny. However, I have been involved in this transformation time after time. I have seen the Lord express Himself through the saints. I have seen and experience in reality what the world may perceive as impossible, the building of the Lord’s Temple.

The most earth defying trait of these times is when everyone looks to Christ and truly seeks the mind of Christ. Agenda’s are dropped, pressures are relieved, plans are discarded, souls are presented as clean slates. Everyone’s focus is Christ, like that spot where everyone looks to the Eiffel Tower. Sure there is a city scape, but that spot on Montmartre is the only view of the Eiffel Tower from that distance. So why would you be looking at anything else.

The view is stunning.

Together.

La Meme Chose

Being across the sea we are able to see different things, different environments, different circumstances. However, it is “la meme chose.” It is “the same thing.” (Pronounced: lah mihm showz)

We get to view Christ and focus on Him alone. Even though we are different and have extremely different backgrounds and upbringings and more, we are able to be Together, focused on Christ.

The saints in Oklahoma and Georgia and California and Washington D.C. and Paris, France and La Chaux du Fonds, Switzerland and Perth, Australia and North Vietnam and China and Sweden and India and Brazil and Chile and Iceland and everywhere…

Different.

Together.

La Meme Chose.

May we see our brothers and sisters all over the world who are pursuing Christ alone and may we realize that we are one in the same. We are of the same stuff of Christ. There is many differences. May these differences be seen as diversity. May these views be seen as perspectives. May these lives be seen as Life.

Different.

Together.

Life.

4 comments

  1. jimpuntney · September 24, 2012

    “May we see our brothers and sisters all over the world who are pursuing Christ alone and may we realize that we are one in the same. We are of the same stuff of Christ. There is many differences. May these differences be seen as diversity. May these views be seen as perspectives. May these lives be seen as Life.”
    Mark Champion

  2. Trevor Honeycutt · September 25, 2012

    An incredible variety, creating an awesome whole.

    • marklchampion · September 26, 2012

      The whole is ever-increasing and ever-expanding. Praise the Lord.

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