~ It is possible to be a Mennonite and not be a Christian.
~ It is possible to be a non-Mennonite and be a Christian.
~ My cape dress, black shoes, lifestyle, what have you, does not save me.
~ There is the possibility of two people interpreting Scripture differently and both getting to Heaven.
~ It is not as crucial that everyone in my church looks the same as I once thought.
Some of those things I knew before, some of it I just never stopped to spell out. What do I do with it? If my lifestyle doesn't save me, why am I bothering to keep it? There are certainly some things about it that I wouldn't mind doing without! If others can look different, is there any reason for me to hang on to the old ways? I don't particularly enjoy being an odd ball, I can tell you that much! Shoot, if there are going to be non-Mennonites in Heaven why am I even a Mennonite??
See what I mean? Much easier to stay in the safe, comfy "box" we've always known than to be honest and face the truth and answer the hard questions!