|I picked this flower from our back yard and gave it to Linda|
Last Sunday morning at Redeemer I was with forty kids during our kids church time. Once a month, I am teaching them the Beatitudes.
Last week it was Matthew 5:6 - Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
I'd been thinking about that verse a lot, preparing to be with some of our kids. I have found it true that, when I teach something, I learn more than my students.
Why doesn't everyone who says they are a Jesus-follower hunger and thirst and pant and long and desire for righteousness? I found the answer while reading, just now, Jack Deere's Even in Our Darkness: A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life.
People who already feel righteous don’t hunger and thirst for it. (p. 111)
My two books are:
I'm working on #s 3 and 4 - hopefully out in 2019:
How God Changes the Human Heart (A Phenomenology of Spiritual Transformation)
Technology and Spiritual Formation
AND... I recommend two new books by two good friends:
The Culture: Creating Excellence with Those You Lead, by James Hunter