Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow
citizens with God's people and members of God's household,
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not
receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a
distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on
1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to
abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
So bless you as you sort it out. If you find an answer to your question
of how to be normal, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF...
After reading that, I'm okay with being perceived as an alien in the land of normalcy...I don't ever want to try and become 'normal' in the world's eyes. The conclusion I came to is that I am perfectly 'normal' in His eyes and those are the only eyes which matter. I received this poem this summer and thought it would be a fitting close to this post.
One side note though...I'm really thankful that God allows us to become part of a community who become friends and essentially family, that walk alongside each other. It's a real blessing!
TO EACH HIS OWN...
"Instead of a gem, or even a flower, cast the gift of a lovely thought...into the heart of a friend."
If I appear peculiar,
God made a casting of each life,
So often we will criticize,
So God in all his wisdom,