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Monday, March 05, 2012

Daily Thought: The Invitation to Desire

This may come as a surprise to you: Christianity is not an invitation to become a moral person.  It is not a program for getting us in line or for reforming society.  It has a powerful effect upon our lives, but when transformation comes, it is alway the aftereffect of something else, something at the level of our hearts.  At its core, Christianity begins with an invitation to desire.

John Eldredge, The Journey of Desire, Thomas Nelson Publishers (2000), p. 34

2 comments:

John Hobbs said...

I read something from Donald Miller today: "Being a Christian is more like falling in love than understanding a series of ideas." Author of Blue Like Jazz.

Paul Steele said...

Thanks John for the Donald Miller quote. Ideas don't have the same transforming effect that love has on our lives.

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