Over the years, I have learned the value of eschewing cliques of all types. Whether those formed in churches, social media, or workplaces. They often carry an unstated message at best and open hostility at worst. Social interactions have a way of becoming demeaning when cliques form. A specific nefarious infiltration seems to follow when a social group begins to transform. Those within the group who fail to recognize it seem to suffer the more. Some who have experienced it have learned well. Others seek out cliques wanting to be included for a sense of acceptance, elitism.
[“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11]