Andrew Byers kirjoittaa asiaa arjensietokyvystä ja romantisoidusta Jumalan palvelemisesta. Opetuslapseus ei ole seikkailuturismia.
Tässä lainauksia pohdittavaksi:
"Scripture calls us into radical service—but that does not allow others to eviscerate tedious, less “spiritually” glamorous tasks of their meaning in God’s Kingdom. Scripture also calls us to embrace the mundane and ordinary as holy and beautiful: “... aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands” (1 Thessalonians 4:11).
"Many of us want to do something awesome, something epic. We tend to think that the more normal, the less “spiritual.” So it is quite possible that our aspirations to be radical stem from dangerous ambitions to perform biography-worthy feats of global glory."
"Discipleship is often ugly, messy and painful. Faithful service will regularly lead us into dull labors and bewildering struggles that would make unexciting press."
"The heart behind the prayer was not so much, “Let me serve you, Lord” but, “Lord, get me out of here.”
"Escapism is not fulfilling the great commission."