Each chapter in this book ends with a section that Hamilton calls “Getting it Right.” This is where he sums up the chapter and highlights or addresses those areas he deems most important. In this study we will do the same thing on the weekend. You can bring out any point that was made, you can address again an issue that struck a chord, you can give a general impression, or if you are like me you can use the weekend as a day to catch up.
One of Hamilton’s main points that I take from this chapter is that we need to guard against being modern-day Pharisees. My belief is that we best avoid this by being in relationship with everyone, not just the people in our group, church, denomination or religion; but by being in relationships with those who are not necessarily Christian. When we have relationships we can understand and be understood. Relationships allow for this two-way communication. Do we have relationships across the spectrum of belief or do we isolate ourselves with only those who agree with us?
Hamilton finishing this chapter talking about people who get it right. He talks of the man who experienced tragedy and experienced Christ through strangers. He also wrote about the men and women who gave of their time, gifts, and talents to help those who were less fortunate. “Getting it” can and does take many different forms, without identifying people specifically “How have you seen people in your life get it?”
I have asked two questions, you may comment or ask others. If you have not commented this week I encourage you to do so. I have been overwhelmed by the people who have commented and I am amazed by the number of folks who appear to be participating by just following along. Please continue to ask others to join us.