"Western Christianity is largely belief based and church focused. It is concerned with landing on the right theology and doctrine and making sure everyone else toes the line. Jesus of the Gospels, in contrast, is relationship based and world focused. It is concerned not so much with what you believe as with who you are following. It is less invested in maintaining and growing an institution and more invested in Jesus' passion for saving the world." Leonard Sweet, Out of the Question... Into the Mystery
I read this and say, YES! This is what i believe my friends would love to hear, this what i believe high schoolers have the ability to connect with, this is what i want my children to be raised believing and i want to make sure that i put my focus into knowing and understanding Christ and his passion to save the world. I am not interested in knowing certain theological issues that we are not even sure of, but i know confuse the crapp out of everybody.
I want to live in God's realm and not man's realm. Too much pain in this realm... lots of love, acceptance and commpassion in his realm. I have no idea if i make any sense to anyone else, but i love that quote and i love the idea. I want to remind myself everyday that Jesus said, "Follow Me." Not a theological position about him and who he chooses or does not choose ... just Him.