Authenticity and Love

I really like this blog post by Phil Cooke.

I especially liked these sentences — “It’s not about being pushy, arguing about the truth, or dominating the conversation. It’s about living the kind of life that immediately makes the Christian life something that seems reasonable and attractive.”

I think for too long Christians have alienated people, actually turned people off from the Gospel. We’ve been hateful and pushy and argumentative. We’ve been self-righteous know-it-alls. And look where we are.

Phil Cooke goes on to say, “Jesus wasn’t pushy, he was confident. He wasn’t about imposing his faith on others, he was about telling them the story, and living the kind of life people noticed and responded to. It’s about authenticity and love, not power.”

Good thoughts.

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