I have been continuing to think about taking risks and I thought I would share one more thought about this before I jump in my jumpy way to some other topics. I am sure I will return back to this, as it seems there is something risky about the life of a follower of Christ – although we have made it a place of safety. ( not saying there is not a lot of safety and peace in that life as well).
I was talking about risks with one of my friend Jolly Don, and the thing he mentioned about taking a risk was very simplistic. He was like – “how about talking with your neighbor”. Funny isn’t it. We think risks may be packing up and moving to China for a year, which is an incredible thing to do, and very important. But maybe the riskiest place for us is next door, or in the next cube or the person at the market? I dunno, I am sure I could be debated about this, but it seems to be the place to start. And when our Savior was asked “what do I need to do to inherit eternal life?”. He responded indirectly with two things in Luke 10:
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 ESV
Maybe this first risk to take is to love God with everything you have, don’t hold back, and love those you meet as you would love yourself. Simple or tall order? Either way there’s no better day then today to give it a try.
“Do this and you will live” – Jesus Luke 10:28