Jesus went to the ‘other’ side, across the Sea of Galilee, to the side his early followers thought he should not go to. Jesus went because every side belonged to him. He loved people on all sides. Jesus lived the reality that all human beings are equal, and he wants his church to live that reality today.
We need to determine what/where the other side is for us. Maybe it’s marriage, home, office, neighborhood, a different culture, or a different generation. We need to go with the confidence that God has called us to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth.