Monday, July 12, 2010

what i want

the sheer joy of keeping a clear picture of our future in God releases us to wholeheartedly embrace His kingdom agenda now. we can enter into poverty and hunger with joy. we can take the lesser seat with serenity. we can say no to lust and greed in the upside-down kingdom of earth that exalts those very sins. we can understand the blessing of weeping with those who weep. we can sacrifice our creativity and our opportunities to press for justice and creation care - and sense the hope in our sacrifice. we can devote our lives to spreading the wonderful news of salvation in Jesus Christ. we can risk rejection, discomfort, and exclusion now - all for the joy of knowing the truth about our future.

-"this beautiful mess" rick mckinley

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