Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Saddened by the death of John Stott today, but thankful for the impact that his life and teaching has had on me and many other.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from him.
"What, then, is the biblical basis for social concern? Why should Christians get involved? In the end there are only two possible attitudes which Christians can adopt towards the world: Escape and Engagement...'Escape' means turning our backs on the world in rejection, washing our hands of it ... and steeling our hearts against its agonized cries for help. In contrast, 'engagement' means turning our faces towards the world in compassion, getting our hands dirty, sore and worn in its service, and feeling deep within us the stirring of the love of which cannot be contained."
Thank You for being someone that challenged us to engage our world.

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