a note from the worst missionary

I’m pretty sure I’ve never read a life changing tweet. Not one. And I’m certain I’ve never written one.

That’s because the fullness of the Gospel will never be captured in a single sentence. Or a paragraph. Or a clever blog post. Or even a tacky three page Bible tract.

Instead, it lays itself out over a lifetime; threading its way between morning and night, quietly abiding our self created chaos and gently bearing our indiscretions. It seeps into our bones over time. It nurtures us slowly, whispering light into our dark places and shoring up our weak spots.

Grace doesn’t fit in a fortune cookie.

And the whole grand scope of Redemption can’t really be conjured into a couple of words on the internet.

My life, your life… our real (everyday, sucky, messed up, occasionally super-rad, and awesome) lives are the true flag-bearers of our Faith. And that’s HUGE. Too huge, in fact, to pack inside familiar platitudes, snarky @replies, or delicate golden cookies.

I’m so cool with tweeting and blogging about Faith. I love it. I really do. But we should all be careful not make how we’re talking about it bigger and more important than how we’re living it. 

Now, please RT this. *snickers*

http://www.theveryworstmissionary.com/2012/10/fortune-cookie-faith.html

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