I know, you care about me.
I know, the news makes it look dangerous.
I’ve noticed, too.
Honestly, your concerns are very logical. Trouble is, the God I serve doesn’t use my (or your) logic. I’m really glad about that! The logic of the Gospel is altruism in its purest form — I love you enough to humble myself and serve you, even at the cost of my own life.
Thing is, that’s the message all the time. It’s the message of Christmas (not the stuff). It’s the message of Easter (not the bunny). It’s the message of the daily joy and struggle of discipleship (not the few minutes we pray or read the bible). Will we obey and think of others more highly than ourselves?
Yes, I see the risk. I understand, you’re looking out for me. So is God. No matter what happens. Home. Haiti. Wherever.
I do get scared. I get scared over silly things like whether or not someone will like me or reject me. I am not scared to go to the poorest, oppressed, neediest people in my part of the globe because I am going with Gospel logic. I’m not noble. I’m not better. The only thing I am is willing to do my part. Whatever that looks like. Wherever that is. You can call me crazy if you want to. I’ll say thank you, because I think if we all operate this way that together we can change the world. Let’s do this.