July 22, 2004

no more II

I read some Mike Yaconelli on the ferry this morning.

According to his critics, Jesus "did God" all wrong. He went to the wrong places, said the wrong things, and worst of all, let just anyone into the kingdom. Jesus scandalized an intimidating, elitist, country-club religion by opening membership in the spiritual life to those who had been denied it. What made people furious was Jesus' "irresponsible" habit of throwing open the doors of his love to the whosoevers, the just-any-ones, and the not-a-chancers like you and me.
Nothing makes people in the church more angry than grace...
Messy Spirituality, pg. 47

Like we said yesterday... Love everyone.

Posted by mike at July 22, 2004 11:02 AM | TrackBack
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i miss him.

Posted by: bobbie on July 22, 2004 03:33 PM

That book affected me in big ways... I regret coming to know about Yaconelli only after his death...

Lots of catchup to do...

Posted by: RickinVa on July 22, 2004 04:08 PM

>>Jesus scandalized an intimidating, elitist, country-club religion

I wonder how Jews would have felt to be called that? And if Judaism seemed elitist and "country-club" back then, I wonder how He would describe *us* now?

Posted by: Jocelyn on July 24, 2004 12:19 AM
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