Eat more chocolate and vanilla ice cream – Apple vs Android
My wife and I have an amazing “argument” that has existed since our first week of dating. It is the quintessential argument about which phone operating system is better: Apple or Android. Obviously, everybody with any sense understands that Android is the far superior operating system, but there are those who exist in this world (like my wife) who are thoroughly convinced that Apple is better. These people have decided that they like another company to tell them what to enjoy and that they should buy every other product that Apple makes in order to enjoy the one fully. I’ve long believed, as Yoda did, that “once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” This argument has been a perpetual play point as we rib each other about the weakness of each other’s phone choices. Fortunately, it is all in play!
These differences between us point to something else that is both true and important as we consider what our place in this world is. We all see the world slightly different, and that is not a problem, but rather an opportunity if we let it be. I believe this world is a FAR stronger place when people who love Apple products and people who love their Android products allow the other to enjoy theirs while deciding that that doesn’t have to diminish their own choice. Some choices in this world (far more than we admit) are personal preference choices. The truth is that our differences in viewpoint are specifically important in the Body of Christ. They allow us to have a more complete understanding of the mind of God! Our differences can be a thing of beauty. After all, beauty is found not in everything being the same, but rather in unique and contrasting differences. When people with differences live in their strengths and still find unity of purpose under the authority and in submission to the loving relationship with Christ, it is exactly what makes the Bride of Christ so beautiful.
Paul put it this way in Ephesians 4:
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Ephesians 4: 15-16 (NLT)