When I posted a vaccination photo, someone decided to insult me by calling me a sheep. But, I am a sheep and Jesus the Christ is my Shepherd. Ubuntu philosophy teaches that “I am because we are.” The developmental stage of needing to assert my independence is currently behind me. I have learned that agency is not diminished by our interdependence, it reinforces it.
As members of the flock, our Christian call is to ask: What choices am I making that support the well-being of others? What have I done to aid in their harm? Let us prepare for the incarnation.