To those of you who commented and sent me emails, etc with your thoughts and questions and input and encouragement - you helped make this month worth it!! Thank you so much. And to the man at my house who spent (literally) hours this month hashing this subject with me and proof reading my posts and giving me ideas and cheering me on...... I could not have done it without you!!
I know there is so much more that could be said. I know there are still unanswered questions and some of you that I haven't replied to yet. Quite frankly, I am rather sick of thinking about this subject now! :) Hopefully I have stirred your minds this month. I don't claim to have all the answers nor to have figured it all out but I do hope to have shaken us out of our comfortable little boxes a bit, and pushed us to do some honest thinking.
So, what makes a Mennonite a Mennonite? Well, hopefully it's more than just cape dresses and straight cut suits and those things on our heads! Hopefully it's about a deep, meaningful relationship with our Father. And, hopefully, out of that relationship flows a longing to be the kind of person who will someday stand before Him and hear the words, "Well done thou good and faithful servant...." And for me, right now being that kind of person means being a part of a Mennonite church!
God's blessings to you wherever you are called to be that kind of a person.