I’ve been reading the book Beautiful Outlaw for a long time. It has been a thought-provoking and perhaps life-changing book for me. I believe I’m finishing it today. I wish I had shared more of its wealth here. If you consider yourself of a believer, you should read it. If you don’t, you should still read it. It’s a heck of a book and gives a side of Jesus few sermons are written about.
So I’m just going to share three thoughts today:
“As we love him, experience him, allow his life to fill ours, the personality of Jesus transforms our personalities. The timid become bold and the bold become patient and the patient become fierce and the uptight become free and the religious become scandalously good.”
“What enormous good would it do in the world if churches were known as playful, witty, fierce, humble, generous, honest, cunning, beautiful, and true?”
“Suffering will try to separate you from Jesus. You must not let it.”