“If the gospel isn’t good news for everybody, then it isn’t good news for anybody. And this is because the most powerful things happen when the church surrenders its desire to convert people and convince them to join. It is when the church gives itself away in radical acts of service and compassion, expecting nothing in return, that the way of Jesus is most vividly put on display.” ~ Rob Bell
Why is this understanding of the real purpose of the church so hard to understand? This is how Jesus lived his life, “vividly on display.” And then he said, “Come follow me.” Following Jesus meant living and loving like Jesus.