“Don’t talk to her, she’s different.” or “You don’t want to hang around them because their different.” just a couple phrases used by people to warn others about being around someone who they believe to be odd or separate from them.

I’ve never seen words like “different” or “weird” or “odd” to be negative but rather just viewed them to be words with a meaning but not a meaning to exclude someone or something. In fact I used to use them as compliments because I thought the world was too similar in how everything worked.

God calls Christians to be different in Colossians 3:1-3 “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things that are on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” As Christian let us portray Christ and not the world. Do not be afraid to be called different, just because you don’t look like the world. Rather have compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, and love.

Be different and stay crazy, Hannah