"It's hard to dismiss the idea of a redeeming Christ when His followers are pouring thier lives out for the last and least."
A few weeks ago at church our pastor was talking about personal convictions that others see in us and he said "it's hard for someone to argue with what you say you believe when you live it out each day."
If I had to sum up in a few words the passion Christ has raised up in me it would be "loving and serving the last and least." I so desire for my life to look like Christ's not so that I be raised up but so that Christ is glorified as I am literally His feet to the last and the least.
In her book "Interrupted" Jen talks about how it can be overwhelming when you begin to realize and understand the suffering of our broken world and I think that's where I've been stuck lately. But at the same time I've been convicted that one small commitment, one small change, one yes is how I can be Christ's hands and feet in our world. And I pray that together enough of us saying yes will result in living in a kingdom upside down where the last shall be first, all for Christ's glory. We're still working our way through how this looks in our lives and where Christ is calling us, but I am convinced that as one of my favorite songs says, "greater things are still to be done in this city" and we are committed to being Christ's literal gospel to a broken city.