I’ve been thinking about a few things recently. I’d love it if you weighed in on your thoughts and experiences regarding these statements:
-If you’re not willing to sprint towards the most tension filled places in life, than you’re not a Christ-one no matter what you tell me.
[As a side note, a good friend of mine Dr. John Fuder, doesn’t say Christian anymore. He says ‘Christ-one’ because that is what the early believers were known as – One’s of Christ. It’s the literal translation of Christian, and I love it]
-It’s so easy to just point the finger at the problems you see with the church. In fact, it’s a favorite past-time of many [national] Christian figures. Start pointing the finger at yourself and tirelessly work towards reconciliation. That is Kingdom; anything else is just backseat driving dribble.
-The fundamental dynamics of all conflicts are based on the right to be right as much as the inability to be wrong. It’s so hard to do because it’s not satisfying. Are you willing to be unsatisfied at the moment of greatest disconnect?