Friday, November 30, 2007

Quote of the week

Nothing makes people in the church more angry than grace. It’s ironic: we stumble into a party we weren’t invited to and find the uninvited standing at the door making sure no other uninviteds get in. Then a strange phenomenon occurs: as soon as we are included in the party because of Jesus’ irresponsible love, we decide to make grace 'more responsible' by becoming self-appointed Kingdom Monitors, guarding the kingdom of God, keeping the riffraff out (which as I understand it, are who the kingdom of God is supposed to include.) - Michael Yaconelli in Messy Spirituality


  1. yaconelli is one of my heroes, a witty man, a devoted follower of Christ, a "lifer" in youth ministry, sold out to youth evangelism. His "Wittenberg Door" was truly 'must read' material on my Bible College Campus. His death in a car wreck left a void no one has really filled. thanks for the reminder of a great friend of the faith.

  2. Hmmm, I just found the quote somewhere and liked it. Didn't know anything about the guy.
    Now that you've recommened him, I ordered the book.
    Thanks bud!

  3. Great quote, thanks Laura!

  4. Hey Mike!
    You're welcome!
    Got the book today. It's fantastic and exactly where I'm at with church/chrisitianity/spirituality these days.
    Have you read it?