This quote by David Shannon is from Polishing the Pulpit 2013.
There are people in this room that born in deep poverty and there are probably others that were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. It doesn't make either better than the other. But we come together to fulfill one mission.
There are people in this room that are very young and there are people in this room that are not so young. But we all come together to fulfill that one mission.
There are probably people in this room that it is very difficult for you to read and write and there are other people in this room that would have a Ph.D. But we come together to fulfill the mission.
There are people that come with strengths and abilities that maybe the person sitting beside you, it's their weakness. And yet their strength is your weakness. But yet we come, with all of this diversity, and we come together to fulfill that one mission.
And that mission in Jesus Christ unites us!
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV)