Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Great definition from Eugene Peterson

From today's devotional reading from Peterson writing for Howard Butt's ministry:


The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners? " [Luke 5:30] The error persists: despite very clear evidence to the contrary, men and women insist on thinking of Christians as the good people whom God likes. But Jesus said that Christians are the bad people whom God calls to salvation. The church, like a hospital, is full of sick people in the process of being healed, not well people displaying their prowess.

2 comments:

Keith Giles said...

So very, very true my friend.

I'm more and more convinced that Christians need to get this into their heads...we are not immune to failure or sin...we are the very one's who need the Gospel most of all.

Let's spread that Gospel, shall we?

I'm a sinner. I need Jesus more than you do.

kg

Victor R. said...

Well ... said KG!

I've always like Eugene Peterson!