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