People LIke You

People LIke You

A Menno Minute

by Brenda Tiessen-Wiens, Moderator for MCA

People Like You

One of the common phrases I read in thank-you cards and letters is “people like you.”

     “It's because of people like you that we are able to meet our needs.”
     “People like you really do exist!”
     “The world would be a better place if there were more people like you.
     “The support of people like you makes all the difference!”

Although cliché, I'm going to heavily borrow that phrase because I've been bumping into “people like you” a lot these last few weeks at Healthy Boundaries, at Vision 20/20 sessions, and in meetings with church leaders. And the more I bump into you, the more the clichés start to take on deeper meaning.

I'm learning that people like you are compassionate – you care about providing bursaries to future church leaders, even if there are no guarantees that they'll serve in MCA. You're compassionate about kids who encounter God at Camp, even though you may never meet these kids. You see Christ in one another and extend grace along spectrums – whether the ways that we understand our boundaries, or spirituality, or leadership roles.

People like you are connected – you're involved in your congregations and in your communities. You want to make the world a better place and you seek like-minded