Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Kindling the Fire

I'm reading The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne. I had heard from a few folks that have read it to be prepared to have my world rocked. This was the case before I had even read 100 pages. An old flame is being kindled in me...one that has been smoldering for a while now...the discontent of just "doing church" the way we do it so well. Most of us live our lives with blinders on...we try not to notice the poor...the suffering...and if we do happen to notice, we think that there must be someone else that will help...it's not our responsibility. We are too vanilla...too complacent...too comfortable. We are afraid to talk about the changes that need to happen...even among ourselves. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

I will be silent no more.

1 comment:

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Hi. I knew Shane Claiborne from college. He was a cool guy. I have heard good things and bad things about his book, but I think it is meant to be inspirational.

I'm out visiting all the folks who entered my blog contest last week. I hope you had fun.