No Excuses

Mike —  June 30, 2009 — Leave a comment

“‘Not called!’ did you say?

‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say.
Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there.
Then look Christ in the face – whose mercy you have professed to obey – and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.'”
Just came across that quote from William Booth (who founded the Salvation Army) in Dino Rizzo’s book Servolution. It’s easy to say that we’re not gifted in outreach, or we’re just not called to evangelism like that, or that’s just not my personality type… But the truth is that we are each responsible for sharing with others the mercy and grace that Jesus has shared with us. No excuses. You and I ARE CALLED to reveal God to people who haven’t seen Him – in the way we live, in the way we serve, in the way we love.
What are you doing to “publish His mercy” to the people around you?

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