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Lent for Everyone
Mark Year B

...He went to the door of the restaurant and looked in. Then he came back to the car, shaking his head. ‘It’s not our sort of place,’ he said. The other occupants of the car understood. They drove on to another part of town, to try their luck elsewhere.
When you heard that story, what did you think? That the phrase ‘not our sort’ meant ‘they’re up-market, nose-in-the- air, money-to-burn sort of people – they would think they’re too good for the likes of us’? Or did you think he meant ‘they’re a scruffy, uncouth lot, too loud and rude and rough – they would think we’re too “posh” (and we would agree!)’?

Or did you think, perhaps, that it meant, ‘most of the people in there are black, and we of course are white’ – or perhaps the other way round?

One way or another, almost all human beings find that they’re comfortable with certain types of people, people (usually) pretty much like themselves: similar background, culture, habits and so on. This is natural and normal...

Taken from Lent for Everyone Mark Year B by Tom Wright

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