Friday, 8 January 2010
Ya, I bought one...
Mark Batterson's new book Primal, "...is an invitation to become part of a reformation movement. It is an invitation to rediscover the compassion, wonder, curiosity & energy that turned the world upside down two thousand years ago. It is an invitation to be astonished again."
We certainly all can use a refresher in the ways of Jesus. He came to turn the world upside down by using misfits & crazies like you and me!
Jesus belongs to a place where God reigns, not self.
It is a place where people are measured by character, not pocketbook.
It is a place where righteousness is always the rage.
It is a place where confession is prized and pride is poison.
It is a place where servants wear crowns.
It is a place where beauty has nothing to do with skin.
It is a place where grace is the currency and everyone is rich. (D. Kraybill)
When God wants to initiate a new movement in history, God does not intervene directly, but sends us dreams & visions that can, if attended to, initiate the process. Walter Wink