Is the biggest obstacle to living the Christian life not giving into passion but the lack of it? Michael Yaconelli suggests as much in his Dangerous Wonder. I have just started the book. Yet in only the first few pages, I am captivated by his argument.
Here’s just a taste of what he had to say.
“The critical issue is dullness. We have lost our astonishment. The Good News is no longer good news, it is okay news. Christianity is no longer life changing, it is life enhancing. Jesus doesn’t change people into wild-eyed radicals anymore. He changes them into ‘nice people.'”
Yaconelli also wrote, “Sin is more than turning our backs on God, it is turning our backs on life!…The greatest enemy of Christianity may be people who say they believe in Jesus but are no longer astonished or amazed.”
I agree that what we need more Christians who live by faith. Jesus challenged His disciples to do the impossible and stand up not just get along with everyone. While we shouldn’t be rebels without a cause, we certainly shouldn’t just play it safe either. Thanks Mike for giving me something to think about.
Is there enough divine wonder in my life? What about you?