Individual growth toward love and wisdom is slow. A community’s growth is even...– Jean Vanier, Community and Growth (1979)
LOVE THE ONES YOU'RE WITH
…………………………………………………………… Came across a great site this morning in my interweb ramblings: Screenshots of Despair. One particular post (see above) got me thinking about my tendency to romanticize community and to desire for it to work a particular way, to look...
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back—...– Goethe
There’s no such thing as “independently wealthy” at the King’s table.– @john_starke
Ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask...– Thomas Merton My Argument with the Gestapo From Alan Hirsch’s facebook post
Christians need to be different enough to make a difference…– Dezi Baker via @CMAResources
“There are long stretches of darkness and invisibility and silence that separate planting and reaping.” - Eugene Peterson
To act on the light one has is almost the only way to more light.– C.S. Lewis via @CSLewisU
Movement is a work of the Holy Spirit. Multiplication is a work of obedience.– @chankilgore
“Beware of crushing zeal. Seek it. Cultivate it. Try to blow up the fire in your own heart, and the hearts of others – but never, never crush it. Beware of throwing cold water on zealous souls, whenever you meet with them. Beware of nipping in the bud this precious grace when first it shoots. If you are a parent beware of crushing it in your children – if you are a husband, beware of...
It is utterly vain to say, as I constantly hear men say, that we desire to see...– Roland Allen The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Hinder It via @sdesocio
There are two kinds of people: those who live the adventure, & those who...– @Neil_Cole
BEHOLD, I SEND YOU OUT...
“If you want to find lost sheep, go where the wolves are.” @Neil_Cole
He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made,...– CS Lewis via @CSLewisU
GOSPEL-ADVANCEMENT > SELF-SERVICE
Sometimes we have people come and hang out with us and our missional community, and they really like things for a while. They enjoy having meals with us, talking about faith, praying together, and so on. Then we start talking about really digging in— rooting out our idols, taking up our cross daily, reaching out and discipling people— and things change. It goes something like this:...