Thursday, May 16, 2013



Chaplain Mike @ iMonk looks at "Summarizing the Gospel (in 7 words)." I have one question -


Christ did not come to "bring a message," Christ came to change us and in doing so change the world. The good news is not words, it is lives. Yes, we need to struggle to understand both what God is doing in our lives and what more He wants to do with them, but that understanding is not the point - our lives are the point.

What God does with our lives is both highly complex and individualistic, and many parts of it are simply unknowable. Can such a thing be summarized?

What's more, true devotion consists of so much more than just understanding. Like "wax on, wax off" of Karate Kid fame, one gains things through practice, not knowledge.

Why do we struggle to make the complex simple when we should be empowering people to deal with the complex?

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