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Radical living in a comfortable world

It’s a new year, time to take a fresh look at the focus of this blog.  I’d like to solicit your input on two fronts:   a) Is this blog working for you? Where else do we need to focus?    b) Look at your own life in light of the blog’s theme.   Radical living impl…
By Seth Barnes
It’s a new year, time to take a fresh look at the focus of this blog.  I’d like to solicit your input on two fronts:
  a) Is this blog working for you? Where else do we need to focus? 
  b) Look at your own life in light of the blog’s theme.
 
Radical living implies looking at Jesus and his ways and making them our own.  Radical is a word that means “from the root.” Jesus put it another way, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” And if he’s our vine, he’s also our root. A disciple lives like his master lived.
 
A comfortable world is where we in the west live.  It’s so disproportionate when compared with the misery of the world’s poor, it makes doing what Jesus did almost impossible.
 
We need to work hard at reconciling the tension between our two realities. This blog I wrote a while back clarifies our challenge and the video below brings it home at a heart level.   We need to feel the urgency of it.  Matt. 25 describes how our creator will weigh our lives according to how we negotiated this tension.  So, here’s the question of a lifetime: How do you propose to live radically in our comfortable world?

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