A good man draws a circle around himself and cares for those within--his woman, his children. Other men draw a larger circle and bring within their brothers and sisters. But some men have a great destiny. They must draw around themselves a circle that includes many, many more. Your father was one of those men. You must decide for yourself whether you are as well.
--Tic ‘Tic to D'Leh in 10,000 B.C.
And that should cause us to ask what circles we've drawn--in our neighborhoods, work, churches, and as-we-go. As followers of Jesus, perhaps we must expect our circles to resemble his, to include and even invite those beyond our brothers and sisters, to include the many, many more--who perhaps, at the very least, should be in our minds as we make larger economic, political and church-related decisions. Of course, we'll encounter physically a smaller number, but I think our heart must be open to the many, many more--caring for (or paying attention to) those we encounter as we go. Ultimately, perhaps the circles we draw should be with fluid boundaries, as we encounter some for only a moment while others we have the opportunity to walk with longer.
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