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I just finished reading the book a couple of days ago (which I finished in 1 1/2 days...) Wow. Really convicting. It was really refreshing to read about people actually LIVING a Christian life. Though me reading about other people living doesn't excuse me from doing anything. God has really been working on my heart these past couple of days and I believe He's calling me to urban ministry of some kind.
After I finished reading the book I went on a long walk, in the middle of the night, no shoes on, praying out loud to God. While I was praying something hit me: love is a verb. It is something we are called to do- not think about, not have other people do for us, but something God calls us to do. When Mike wrote about sitting in one of the churches patching up his bloody flip flop and saying out loud how he wished he had better shoes-the three Christians beside him said nothing execpt "i'll be praying for you" and walked away.
I think we forget that God uses us to answer prayers for others. We can be answered prayers for a brother or sister out in the street, or in our neighborhood. Besides opening my eyes to the suffering that goes on in all of our cities, God revealed to me how we as followers of Jesus are commanded to love. I know that I have not been loving my neighbors and I have turned my back and closed my eyes to the sufferings of the world.
So this is a really long message but I wanted to get it out for anyone who wants to listen. Thank you Mike and Sam for stepping out in faith.

*If anyone lives in the Indianapolis area and wants to get together and reach out to those on the streets, feel free to reply. :)


Posted: 2006-08-15 11:27:00

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your right homie

Posted: 2006-08-16 16:46:00

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