Jump first. Fear later.

Ministry, is about redeeming more than it is condemning.

It’s not about perfection; it’s about our intimacy with God, or our connection, our relationship with God. Once we get through that, once we realize that we can be imperfect, flawed, broken; those kinds of things are the ingredients of spirituality.

Accepting the reality of our flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws, but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek Jesus, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives.

The grace of God is dangerous. It’s lavish, excessive, outrageous, and scandalous. God’s grace is ridiculously inclusive. Apparently the Lord doesn’t care who He loves. He is not very careful about the friends He chooses.

I want to be “dangerous” to a dull and boring religion. I want a faith that is considered “dangerous” by our predictable and monotonous church culture.

Mike Yaconelli

 

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