Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Quote of the Day
(In this quote from the final chapter, two friends are talking about a growing awareness of God and what that has meant regarding their experiences.)
"You had this incredible hunger to know God and follow him. But you also wanted to be circumstantially secure and well-liked. Those just aren't compatible with following him. We are safe because he is with us, not because our circumstances are easy, and trying to get everyone to like you only made you less a person than God made you to be. When you started following what God put in your heart, the other kingdom had to collapse. It was inevitable if not enviable. It is never easy watching people go through it."
(I have been posting quotes from Wayne Jacobsen’s and Dave Coleman’s book, “So You Don’t Want To Go To Church Anymore.” If you like what you’ve been reading here, you will find their book at your local Christian bookstore, at Amazon.com and Christianbook.com.)