I want to tell you a story that illustrates the complexity of following Jesus as westerners. As you’ll see, it doesn’t have a neat and tidy moral, which is exactly the point.
Today we’re going to look more closely at a temptation I mentioned last week: that if we want to get involved or contribute more, all too often it takes the form of flying to a faraway place, “making an impact” for a week, and then flying home.
I’ll be transparent about an embarrassing reality: wise planning and my desire for comfort can sometimes crowd God out of my life. I suspect the same is true for you at times. It’s probably true for everybody who works as a wealth creator in the marketplace.
A Note from Mark Roberts: In the course of my leadership of the De Pree Center, I’ve literally met hundreds of fascinating people, mainly those who work in the marketplace. Roy Goble ranks as one the most interesting people I’ve met. From his upbringing at work in his father’s junkyard, Roy built a flourishing real … Read More