Sunday, June 27, 2010

Be in the world and of the world...

At church this morning our pastor talked about several passages of scripture and this idea that the more conservative side has of being in the world, but not of the world. He basically said that was BS and that in order to be engaging our peers when it comes to God, we need to be in the world, of the world and in return change the world. That's what Jesus did. He didn't just know about fishing, he fished. He didn't just know about the poor, he was poor. He didn't just know about the sick, he touched them and healed them. Jesus knew and practiced the relevant things of his day. Prophets and followers would think of him as "mad" at times because he would let a prostitute touch him with her hair or spend more time on the streets than in the temples.

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