I just finished listening to an interview with Wayne Jacobsen on The Drew Marshall Show. It will be posted on Drew's website at some point as an MP3 file. I would encourage everyone to check in there and give it a listen. I cannot express with mere words what I am feeling about the peace and joy that can be found in a trusting relationship with the Father Jesus revealed to us and made a way for us to be reconciled to. When attempting to describe all of this, it seems freedom is the only thing that seems to fit. Freedom from a life governed by fear, frustration, shame, anger, hopelessness, boredom, mediocrity, obligation, conformity, and out right DULLNESS. Maybe you aren't feeling those things and if you're not that is great, but I talk to many people that are and I have seen with my own eyes and heard from others, stories about people beginning to find a new space in their lives free of these prisons. Wayne's interview with Drew is a discussion about this very thing. Check it out when it is posted on Drew's website.
While writing this post I was reminded of a quote 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 wide eyed radicals anymore, he changes them into nice people."
And than this:
"It is time to find the place where the dangerous wonder of faith can be discovered—a place landscaped by risky curiosity, wild abandon, daring playfulness, quiet listening, irresponsible passion, happy terror and naïve grace. In a day when most of us are tired, worn-out, thirsty, and starving for life and joy and peace, maybe it is time to become a child again."