"Nothing makes people in the church more angry than grace. It's ironic: we stumble into a party we weren't invited to and find the uninvited standing at the door making sure no other uninviteds get in. Then a strange phenomenon occurs: as soon as we are included in the party because of Jesus' irresponsible love, we decide to make grace 'more responsible' by becoming self-appointed Kingdom Monitors, guarding the kingdom of God, keeping the riffraff out (which, as I understand it are who the kingdom of God is supposed to include.)"Michael Yaconelli in Messy Spirituality, God's annoying love for imperfect people
Thursday, June 25, 2009
What do we do about the party crashers?
I've got to leave for work in five minutes, but I found this in my morning reading and wanted to share it before I forgot.