Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Simple Way

Don't go to this website if you don't want to have your lifestyle challenged.

I went to church with Jada last week and the Sunday School teacher read from a book called The Irresistible Revolution (order it here or here). The author, Shane Claiborne, is a part of this group/organization/community called The Simple Way. His book and the way that these people live is causing me to really examine the way that I live. I want to live the gospel instead of just studying it. I want to impact the lives of the people living in poverty here in Austin. I want to help them and show them that they are loved. There are so many men and women on the street corners with next to nothing. How can I justify buying the things that I want without thinking of those who have nothing at all?

The quote that has been most on my mind from the book is a quote that the author says came from the mouth of Mother Teresa.

"We are called not to be successful but to be faithful."

I want to be faithful to God and live in a way that glorifies HIM.

Jesus says that the first shall be last and the last shall be first. What does that mean in my life?


Tim Stewart said...

That is a pretty revolutionary idea—to live your life for Christ instead of living it for yourself. I can't wait to hear more of your thoughts on this!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps he simply meant that we are all one and the same, and that we should conduct ourselves as such. Now THAT is revolutionary - or is it?