"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Waste Your Time Talking About Christianity

"I was in Washington, DC, last year with
a man who has been a chaplain to world
leaders. As we talked over dinner, all he
did was talk about Jesus. At one point,
he got so impassioned, he put down his
fork, which had a beautiful piece of prime
beef on the end of it, pointed his rickety
old finger at me, and said, “Don’t waste
any more time talking about Christianity,
or church, or Christians—just tell people
about Jesus!" Then he shared a story
about Billy Graham. He said that one
day Billy came in to meet him, and he
asked Billy, “What, after all these years
of incredible ministry, would you have
done differently?” Apparently Billy got re-
ally emotional and said, “I would have
talked about Jesus more.” Billy went on
to expound about how he had spent his
entire life trying to get the whole world to
become Christians, and now he realized
that was a mistake.

Like so many of us, Billy realized
that converting people to Christianity was
never on Jesus’s agenda, and so it really
shouldn’t be on ours. He never intended
to start another world religion. He never
intended to create Christian nations or
wipe out other world religions and con-
quer in the name of Christianity. Jesus
simply came to show any person how to
be in relationship with the one true God,
without any religion!"

(Hugh Halter. FLESH)

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