As Christians we are called to watch out for those on the margins. I have been reading Andrew Jones’ book “Mary: A gospel witness to transfiguration and liberation” in which he uses the same idea but talks about the need to be on the edge. He uses Mary as a great example of this, pointing out how she “was a person who was at the edge of everything – status, gender, age, family, reputation – and yet she was supremely chosen to be the bearer of the incarnation.”
He goes on to talk about “edge places” as locations where we might particularly feel close to God. However, in this context “the edge is not only a geographical place” but “also a place of the heart”. These are places where we should be considering things from a different perspective. It is, for example, Nicodemus encountering Jesus.
What are the edges on which God is calling us to be?