Generosity in quotes

“It is not enough to confess Jesus as Messiah. We must be ready to embrace this Messiah, the one who will question our deepest allegiances and demand absolute discipleship, the one who requires us to move from selfishness to generosity, from fear to love, from hatred to compassion, from narrowness of self-righteousness to the wideness of mercy. If we want to follow this Messiah, it’s going to take more than acceptance and assent, more than a moment of decision. It’s going to take change in habits, assumptions, and actions.”

Christopher A. Henry, pastor of Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, from “Living the Word: Reflections on the Lectionary” in Christian Century Magazine

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  1. All the more powerful for this wisdom to come from someone so young.

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