I read a blog post today by Laura Parker (I highly recommend her blog) on how she’s learning to live like Jesus, being convicted by the thankless passion of an atheist she knows who spends his days searching brothels for child slaves and trying to free the women in the sex trade of SE Asia.
I can’t summarize Laura’s words and do them justice, so here’s a portion, but I suggest you read the whole thing yourself.
…several weeks ago, someone asked me what I thought was the biggest problem facing 20 and 30-something women in the American church today. And I’ve wrestled with the answer ever since. Maybe it’s too much religion or not enough time. Perhaps it’s an overabundance of things or a drought of true community. Maybe it’s a culture of materialism or pride or the all-encompassing Me.
I’m a big advocate for resting in the Lord and taking time to refuel. But I think our churches and our culture have a warped sense of entitlement for ‘me time’ that the apostles — and apparently even some atheists in SE Asia — don’t have. The truth is, we should pour out every ounce of life we have at Jesus’ feet, in honor of all He’s done for us and motivated by an unspeakable love that can really only be shown.
I dare you to read Laura’s post. You’ll have emotions after you do; share them in the comments. How do we address the complacency our Christian culture seems to condone?