Tuesday, November 16, 2010

irresistible revolution

This current-read is rockin my world and bursting my religious bubbles.

And I couldn't be happier about it...

I only have a minute, so I'll leave you with two quotes:
At that moment, we decided to stop complaining about the church we saw and we set our hearts on becoming the church we dreamed of. -p.64
So I did a little survey, probing Christians about their (mis)conceptions of Jesus....
I asked participants who claimed to be 'strong followers of Jesus' whether Jesus spent time with the poor.
Nearly 80 percent said yes.
Later in the survey, I sneaked in another question. I asked this same group of strong followers whether they spent time with the poor, and less than 2 percent said they did.
I learned a powerful lesson: we can admire and worship Jesus without doing what he did. We can applaud what he preached and stood for without caring about the same things. We can adore his cross without taking up ours.
I had come to see that the great tragedy in the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor but that rich Christians do not know the poor... -p.113

This one hit me, big time.


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