Sunday, May 31, 2009

I Quote My Wise Friends

Here are just a few quotes from my friends that I found really inspiring.

"Maybe the problem with Christians is that we're told to live our lives for Christ, when we should really be sacrificing our lives for Christ."
-Joshua T.

"It's so easy to think that if I am pretty good and don't do really bad things throughout the day, I am living a godly life. It's not what we don't do, it's what we do do!"
-Makenna J.

Just some good stuff to think about. The first quote I like a whole lot. We tend to think that Christians will just do the normal unbelieving thing with a few edits here and there, but we're really called to do a whole new thing. We're not called to go to school, do our homework, watch movies, listen to music, hang out with friends at the mall, etc. None of that stuff is wrong, but we're called to be radically different. Jesus certainly was.

And Makenna's quote is also pretty impressive. It's not about what we don't do. In reality, even when we abstain from stuff, we're still doing something: choosing the right path. There is so much more to the Christian life than just not watching any movies over PG-13, not drinking and smoking, and not having sex before marriage. That stuff isn't even the main course, it is (or should be) just a byproduct of a deep, powerful love for our Jesus.

And it is so much more important to choose to do the right thing than to choose not to do the wrong thing.

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