Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yaconelli: afflicting the comfortable

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    Feast of Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Teacher, 1380
    [Jesus:] “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
    —John 6:27 (NIV)
    [Continued from yesterday:]
    Assumption 2: Questions can make people uncomfortable. Questions can cause others to question. Our doubts might resonate with others’ doubts. Because of our questions, others might have to face questions they have learned to ignore. Questions force us to think, to struggle, to interact with truth. In other words, the act of questioning is discomforting. Many Christians have silenced their questions; they’ve ignored the gaps in their thinking and don’t want those questions reawakened. [Continued tomorrow]
    ... Mike Yaconelli (1942-2003), Dangerous Wonder: the Adventure of Childlike Faith, Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, 1998, p. 38 (see the book)
    See also John 6:27; Hos. 4:6; Matt. 6:33; Luke 12:31
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, assist me to face my doubts.
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