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I’m home on another snowy Colorado day and looking out the window at 9 inches of snow. Christmas at the end of April – wonderful! I ran across some inspiring quotes about what it means to be Christ in our broken world and someone who truly follows him. Hope they shine a light in your soul as they did mine:
from David duChemin’s Blog

quoted anonymously

in Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistable Revolution:
"All around you people will be tiptoeing through life, just to
arrive at death safely. But dear children, do not tiptoe. Run, hop,
skip, or dance, just don’t tiptoe."

And from Jacques Ellul, quoted in the same book:
"Christians chould be troublemakers, creators of uncertainty, agents of a dimension incompatible with society."

And finally, from MLK himself:
"We are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside…but
one day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be
transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and
robbed. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It
comes to see that a system that produces beggars needs to be repaved.
We are called to be the Good Samaritan, but after you lift so many
people out of the ditch you start to ask, maybe the whole road to
Jericho needs to be repaved."

   

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