Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Yaconelli: the coming dullness

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole family.
    —Acts 16:33-34 (NIV)
    The most critical issue facing Christians is not abortion, pornography, the disintegration of the family, moral absolutes, MTV, drugs, racism, sexuality, or school prayer. The critical issue today is dullness. We have lost our astonishment. The good News is no longer good news, it is okay news. Christianity is no longer life changing, it is life enhancing. Jesus doesn’t change people into wild-eyed radicals anymore. He changes them into “nice people”.
    ... Mike Yaconelli (1942-2003), Dangerous Wonder: the Adventure of Childlike Faith, Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, 1998, p. 23 (see the book)
    See also Acts 16:31-34; Ps. 119:111; Isa. 35:1-2; Matt. 13:44; Acts 8:5-8, 38-39; 13:52; Phil. 4:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have changed me.
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