From the book Dangerous Wonder by Mike Yaconelli
"We are in a battle between dullness and astonishment. The most critical issues facing Christianity is not abortion, pornography, disintegration of the family, moral absolutism, MTV, drugs, racism, sexuality and school prayer. The critical issue today is dullness. We have lost our astonishment. The "Good News" is no longer good new, it's okay news. Christianity is no longer life changing, it is life enhancing. Jesus doesn't change people into wided eyed radicals anymore, he changes them into nice people."
Unfortunately sometimes we don't even become nice people.
This is about something bigger than we have known or experienced. It transcends earthy politics regardless of what nation we find ourselves in. It so transcends what our culture deems important and "must-have". It so transcends a Sunday morning gathering, whatever shape it might be. It so transcends our trust in bringing about peace through violence.
This is about Jesus coming close and changing our perspective to that of our Father.
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil:
[For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.] Amen.
That sounds like Dangerous Wonder to me.