There was a quote I remember that came out of last year’s Willow Creek Leadership Summit with Bono. Someone said they went to see if Bono was really a Christian, but they left wondering if they were really Christians.
That’s what this book has done to me. It makes me wonder if I’m a Christian.
I mean I trust in all the values of the faith. I attempt and aspire to do great things for Jesus.
But it’s the little ways of Jesus that I seem to have a habit of forgetting.
I just finished a 30+ page church planting proposal with great visions, strategies, diagrams, plans, and then I read this book…
It makes me wonder what would happen if instead of planting churches, I just planted myself into a community.
What if I actually lived as Jesus did?
A quote from Soren Kierkegaard
The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. ‘My God,’ you will say, ‘if I do that my whole life will be ruined. How would I ever get on in the world?’”
What would happen if Christians began to actually follow Jesus?