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The word assimilate typically means to be absorbed into, or become similar to, something, often another society or culture. Yet this week’s lead author gives us another view: that the work of assimilating is to incorporate more of God’s divine nature so we resemble our true identity as God’s likeness. This is something we can do whether we visit another culture or stay close to home. It’s about fully embracing our true identity, and letting less-than-holy character traits fall away. This not only blesses us individually, but it also helps whole societies move beyond entrenched positions of division. Doing this can bring light to everyone. 

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