Confession: I really identify with Peter's denial. Jesus: Where I'm going now, you can't follow. But you will later. Peter: Why can't I follow you? I'd die for you! Jesus: Really? Bro, you're actually going to deny me not once, not twice, but three times...in a few hours as a matter … Continue reading Follow Me
I've been thinking about joy and suffering. About the fact that for the joy set before Him, Jesus endured the cross--the embodiment of humiliation, agony, iniquity, darkness, chaos, sorrow, death; separation from everything and anything beautiful, peaceful, wonderful, good, true, just and worthy; abandonment from His Father, from the Love that he had known since before … Continue reading For the Joy
Missionarygance [missionary + arrogance]: conquering, ruling & didactic attitude toward the culture, people, or region you're sent to. Assumes that you're wiser, smarter, or somehow spiritually superior to those you're meant to serve and partner with. Missionarygance most likely has historical/discursive roots in colonization & western imperialism. Results in presumptive & overall donkey-like behavior that can be harmful to building … Continue reading From My Journal: Two Pitfalls of Being A Missionary. WATCH OUT!