Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Not So Good News

All the way through the Bible, God comes to unlikely heroes and says, “Walk with me: let’s go on an adventure!”  God does not say, “You are bad, and you need me to address that.”  (Though he does sometimes say, “What you are doing is bad, and you need to change the direction you are going in.”)  As the adventure unfolds, the hero discovers more about themselves, and more about God, and learns to lay down their life for others.

But we have a tendency to say to people, “You are bad, and you need Jesus to address that.”

Go figure.

When we present people with a message that differs from the invitation and challenge God holds out, we should not be surprised (indeed, we should be thankful) that they don’t want to know.

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