The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
— Lao Tzu (via beagoodintheworld)
If churches put as much effort into trying to attract the poor, sick, forgotten, alienated, rejected, and outcast as they do everyone else, they would reflect Jesus and powerfully change the world. Unfortunately, most churches have the same values as the rest of society, avoiding the needy and downtrodden at all costs, and striving to look like the best, greatest, most powerful, popular, trendy, and entertaining crowd around—ignoring the gospel of Christ for the sake of worldly success.
— (via sjmattson)