I often have déjà vu moments (they seem more frequent as I get older) when I see someone who looks so familiar that I know I have met them before. This can create some awkward interactions when I tell them I think I met them but have forgotten their name, then they inform me we haven’t met.
I recently saw a guy in a church service that I thought I knew. As I introduced myself I realized I had not met him but he sure looked familiar. Then his brother came up, who is part of our congregation, and mentioned that he was his older brother. Then I looked at them together and noticed all the traits that obviously came from their family genetics.
Our DNA is like an instruction manual. It has all of the instructions that make us who we are, how we look, even how we act. Those instructions come in the form of genes. Each gene has the instructions for one small part of you.
Not all copies of genes are alike! In fact that is where all the wonderful variety around us comes from. We all have pretty much the same genes, just different versions. And not all versions of a gene are created equal. Some versions are stronger than others. The stronger version is called dominant and the weaker one recessive. Because of this, dominant versions almost always win over recessive ones.
There is a wonderful diversity in our C2C and Salt and Light family. There is a Spiritual genetic code that you will hopefully find in all the variety of churches among our family. There are some dominant genes that you will see manifest in the midst of a great variety of churches. Here are our dominant genes. Hopefully when you meet some of our churches, like my meeting with the afore mentioned brother, you will see these genetic traits expressed.Continue Reading