All of us are a little strange, because to be strange is to be out of the ordinary; and there are way too many human varieties to ever define what is absolutely normal. We can define what is right, but not what is normal.
A college student had just heard a lecture on psychopathology. He raised his had for permission to ask a question. “Yes,” the teacher said, acknowledging him. “You have a question?”
“Yes, Professor. You’ve told us about the abnormal person and his behavior, but what about the normal person?”
“Well,” the professor responded after a pause, “If we ever find him, we’ll cure him.”
It’s because of that common trait of weirdness that Paul instructs the Ephesians to “put up with each other in love” (Ephesians 4:2). Putting up each other means keeping the relationship between us strong despite fault and weirdness. We need to do that in all of our relationships. Keep your relationship strong with your spouse, your kids, your brothers and sisters in Christ, your neighbors, your coworkers, and the family you’ll visit for Christmas. I know they are strange, but so are you. That’s Life at Work!