The Least We Can Do

February 24, 2010

If Jesus could rise from the dead, we can at least rise from our bed, get off our couches and pews, and respond to the Lord’s resurrection life within us, joining Jesus in what he’s up to in the world. We call on others to join us—not in removing ourselves from planet Earth, but to plant our feet more firmly on the Earth while our spirits soar in the heavens of God’s pleasure and purpose. We are not of this world, but we live in this world for the Lord’s rights and interests. We, collectively, as the ekklesia of God, are Christ in and to this world.

 -Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola, from A Jesus Manifesto

2 Responses to “The Least We Can Do”

  1. David alexander Says:

    Another way to say we are (or should be) Salt & Light. We are not our own, but bought with a price, therefore we glorify Christ….

    Every day even in the little things. I think it’s the little things that matter most, well, it seems. I keep learning that. To live each day by it’s self, as unto Christ. Not easy..for me anyway.

    Good post Dennis, thanks

  2. Amy Says:

    Just wanted to mention–The online “Jesus Manifesto” essay by Sweet & Viola has just been expanded to a 200-page book called JESUS MANIFESTO (published by Thomas Nelson). The book releases Tuesday, June 1st at a discount from Amazon.com. 🙂 Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0849946018?tag=stellardesign-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeA


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