Resurrecting Church

I finished off Shane Claiborne’s book The Irresistible Revolution today. Boy does that guy challenge me.

Will post some thoughts later when I process them a bit more, but until then heres a few brief quotes to mull over:

“How can we worship a homeless man on Sunday and ignore one on Monday?”

“I saw a clearer glimpse of Jesus in this leper’s eyes than any stained-glass window could ever give me.”

“Following Jesus is simple, but not easy. Love until it hurts, and then love more.” (Mother Teresa)

“If you have two coats, one of them belongs to the poor.” (Dorothy Day)

“When we look through the eyes of Jesus, we see new things in people. In the murderers, we see our own hatred. In the addicts, we see our own addictions. In the saints, we see our own holiness.”

“We live in an age in which people, when they hear the word Christian, are much more likely to think of people who hate gays than people who love outcasts.”

“If we are crazy, then it is because we refuse to be crazy in the same way that the world has gone crazy.”

4 thoughts on “Resurrecting Church

  1. Wow. Those are awesome quotes.

    I was looking through the books you want (from the link on the ‘about me’ page. Looks like you have some pretty neat interests. I think I’m going to buy Jesus Dub. I have always loved dub/reggae and sometimes for fun I write dub (gospel) poetry. God bless. And thanks for the post!

  2. storbakken, great to ‘meet’ you on here. I think jesus Dub looks like a really interesting book, hopefully get a read at it someday. Would love to read some of your dub poetry, why don’t you post it up on your blog? Glad you liked the quotes, I highly recommend this book to anyone!

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