Challenging

A quote from Rich Mullins shortly before his death in 1997:

“Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these my brothers you’ve done it to me. And this is what I’ve come to think. That if I want to identify fully with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my savior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to identify with the poor. This I know will go against the teachings of all the popular evangelical preachers. But they’re just wrong. They’re not bad, they’re just wrong. Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in a beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.”

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3 thoughts on “Challenging

  1. Absolutely fantastic quote and I agree 200% (always love it when peole go over the 100% thing to make their point) Its something I have just been coming to groups with in the last 6 months or so as I have been learning about what Jesus means when he talks about the ‘kingdom of God’ . Can you tell me where that quote comes from? just wondering because I want to quote it myself Thanks

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