Marginality: The Key to Multicultural Theology

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5.
TRUE DISCIPLESHIP
The New Marginal People of God

If any want to become my followers, let them deny
themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
For those who want to save their life will lose it,
and those who lose their life for my sake,
and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.

(Mark 8:34-35)

If Jesus-Christ is the self-emptying God who pioneered a new marginal people, we who follow Jesus-Christ are called to be the new marginal people of God. What does it mean to become the new marginal people of God? Are we not called as the children of God and thus liberated from marginality? In fact, our state as children of God does not mean that we are equal with God. The children of God is a familial symbol describing our relation to God. From a Christian perspective, our relation to God is based on Jesus-Christ, the Son of God, margin of our marginality. Because we are the children of God through Jesus-Christ, we are also joined with him in the family of the divine Trinity. Jesus-Christ represents us before God. Through our representation by him who is the pioneer of our marginality, we become the marginal people of God.

What does it mean to be liberated from marginality? In reality we will never be free from marginality. As the followers of Christ, we will always be marginal people. Liberation from the margin does not mean to be at the center that dominates the margin. Liberation means to transfer one form of marginality to another form of marginality, that is, to transfer from the marginality of human centrality to the new margin-

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