Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Cost of Non-Discipleship

A friend regularly comments to me that she is convinced that it's no harder to choose well, in lines with discipleship, than to choose in unhealthy ways; we just pay the cost in different ways and at different times.  Given this repeated conversation, I was struck by this great blog post.  The post speaks about someone's paraphrase of Dallas Willard in words that speak so strongly of what has been God's statement to me for some time now: “If you think it’s hard being a disciple of Christ, you should try living the other way.” 

Saturday, February 04, 2012

One Thing Remains

On yet another long drive, I was listening to the song "One Thing Remains" this afternoon and reflecting on it as one of the key songs of the last year.  While many other things have changed, one thing remains: God's love.  It's been a precious year of having a deeper lived understanding of that as once again much else has changed.  I wouldn't trade that lived understanding and knowledge for the world.