Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crazy Love - Chapter 10

I just finished Crazy Love (which is something that took me months longer than it should have) and loved it. Instead of summarizing the chapter, I just wanted to mention a few points that I thought were interesting and let you ponder on them.

"How we live our day we live our lives." -Annie Dillard

"I urge you to consider and actually live as though each person you come into contact with is Christ." -Chan

"When people make changes in their lives like this, it carries greater impact than when they merely make impassioned declarations. The world needs Christians who don't tolerate the complacency of their own lives." -Chan

"What will people say about your life in heaven? Will people speak of God's work and glory through you? And even more important, how will you answer the King when He says, 'What did you do with what I gave you?'" -Chan

This may seem like a confusing post to you...and if these quotes seem disconnected and confusing then I want to urge you to read through my past posts on this book...or better Crazy Love. I promise that you will be encouraged and challenged to reshape the way you live.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Crazy Love - Chapter 9

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet...partly because I'm on my lunch break, and partly because I really don't have much to add to this topic.

In this chapter, Chan gives numerous examples of people that he has come across that exhibited the kind of crazy love that he has been talking about in the book. If you are looking for encouragement that there is still some good left in the world or looking to be challenged and stretched in your faith or looking for examples of radical ways to serve in your life, read Crazy Love (specifically chapter 9 for the stories). I am constantly both amazed and encouraged by these stories as well as challenged to love in a more radical way every time I read this chapter.

I hope it does the same for you!