Sep 252020

About that time no little disturbance broke out concerning the Way. (Acts 19:23)

In my experience, much of mainstream Christianity has emphasized nice-ness as a core value of the faith; that is, we should be pleasant, smiling at others, speaking kindly, never ruffling feathers. But when Paul taught, riots broke out because his message required people to re-orient their lives around following Jesus. It reminds me that following Jesus invites – in fact, demands – me to give up my old ways in order that all people might come to know God’s ways. – rc

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