Blessed By The Misfits

Two years ago, I did a series at my church called “Misfit Magnet.” It was all about the kind of people Jesus attracted. And, of course, the series referenced the Island of Misfit Toys from the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer TV special.

From time to time, we need to be reminded to suspend judgement and just love people. We have a tendency to surround ourselves with a homogenized group of people who think, believe, look, act, and smell like us.

Here’s a little different take on the subject of misfits

We are blessed by the misfits.

Often misunderstood, they are thinking outside the box, creating new works of art, doing things that haven’t been done before. They are trailblazers. They see the world from a different angle, and their voices need to be heard.

The new Apple holiday commercial, “Misunderstood,” portrays this blessing…


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Here’s one of the blog posts from the Misfit Magnet series, “A Beautiful Collection of Misfits.” It’s a quick read and will encourage you. Check it out!

One last thing: I love the video bumper from the Misfit Magnet series – created by the super talented Shaun Jones.



LET’S TALK! How have you been blessed by a misfit?


I am a husband, father, pastor, leader & reader. I love God, love people & love life.

2 Comments to Blessed By The Misfits

  1. Totally a tearjearker! Wonderful apple video- now they’re encouraging everyone to disengage if only they make a family video out of it! :)

  2. Danielle Pridgen

    In so many ways, that I couldn’t possibly recount all of them. I’ll have to think of a couple stories and post back later.

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