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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Human Acclaim vs. Divine Approval

"If we, as the continuing company of Jesus, have achieved an easy accommodation with our society and culture, how did we manage to pull off what Jesus and his community of followers failed to accomplish?  How has it come to pass that after twenty centuries of rejection, we assume that human acclaim is tantamount to divine approval?"  --Eugene H. Peterson

How do we remain true to Christ's teachings without alienating those around us?
How do we show others the Way without making them angry or chasing them away?
How do I keep from being pulled down into society when trying to help pull others up to Christ?
Why do we assume eventually if we live Christian lives that those around us will naturally approve of us?
Why do we expect less challenge and difficulty than Christ?

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Thankful for today:
53.  Back to the Basics
54.  LeadHer
55.  Resealable Boy Scout popcorn bags
56.  Holiday treat recipes (and finding the stuff to make it happen)
57.  Knowing where my keys are

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