the Mosaic metaphor
In the same way that a master craftsman can see a beautiful image in the shattered and broken remains of tiles, we choose to see people as Jesus sees them; the ingredients of a beautiful artwork, no matter their circumstances. The contribution each of us makes in life is what makes it worth living. Each individual is important and valuable and each of our lives has the potential to add richness to this masterpiece.
What God is doing in each of our lives is incredible – what he is doing as he shapes us together into a community is even more amazing!