by Joani Schultz
“…God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.” (1 Corinthians 1:20)
The more I understand the heart of Jesus, the more foolish I feel…
What do you think? Do you agree? (Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Bigger means better! Super-size us. Bigger attendance, bigger buildings, bigger cash.
Jesus goes after the one, not the 99. Jesus welcomes little children. Jesus uses a minuscule mustard seed and says it’s all we need for faith.
Something’s not worth doing if we can’t see evidence. NOW! I want it NOW!
He’s a patient father waiting for his children to come to their senses. He waits for a seed to sprout and grow.
BLAME. GET EVEN.
Find someone, anyone to point a finger at. Because I can’t be responsible. Everybody else must be wrong.
Seventy times seven. (I can’t even do that math…)
Don’t challenge me or get me out of my comfy bubble. Avoid difficulties and conflict at all cost. I don’t like pain.
SUFFERING AND RISK
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us…” (Romans 5:3-5)
Dive into the Jesus-Centered Bible.
Listen to Paying Ridiculous Attention to Jesus podcast.
Start a Lifetree Cafe.
Join us at the Future of the Church Summit coming to Loveland, CO this October 25-27th.
Tell me what other ways you find holy foolishness. (Jschultz@group.com.)