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Day: May 13, 2018

All of this is yours. All of this belongs to all of you. And there is enough and more than enough.
It is hard to be blessed. It is hard to be a blessing. It’s hard to do that for an hour on Sunday morning. And it’s hard to do that everywhere, all the time.
Being part of the church means declaring our allegiance to big, abundant, bold, reckless, wild-and-dangerous-and-full-of-grace, all-caps-in-a-giant-font LOVE.
You shine because Jesus called you. Because Jesus said, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fish for people.”
If all you have are solemn assemblies and grand festivals; if all you have noisy songs and delicate melodies; if all you have are the trappings of religion. Well, then God hates your show.
Courage is about what we do when we see that there is something greater than fear; something more important than fear; something holier than fear. Courage is about the having the willingness to triumph over fear for the sake of that vision.
That is when we know if we are following Christ. Because if we are, then the fruit will be good.
They just weren’t curious. Because if they had been curious, they would have asked questions. Questions like, “Have you played a lot of darts?”
Joy is a little act of resistance against the world as it is. It is a little glimpse of the kingdom of God.

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