Kierkegaard talks about having a faith that is restless - a faith that resists complacency and is active in the life of the believer. This is my hope for myself and the people I'm privileged to serve.
we had a wonderful ash wednesday service last night with our students. i was moved and impressed with how focused they were. maybe they fooled me and they were just texting in silence the whole time, but i was honestly moved. it's pretty deep and amazingly moving to look someone in the eyes and tell them, "remember you are dust, and to dust you will return. repent and believe the Gospel."
remember you are dust.
you are dust.
the reality of death is gripping. we live in a culture that fears death and tries to defeat death. little does our culture know, death has been swallowed up. where, o death, is your sting?