We have plenty of stuff about Jesus, but do we really have Jesus? I'm sure the world cares less about our buildings, our programs, our camps, and our statement of faith than they do about really seeing Jesus among us. Jesus in us. Jesus through us.
Don't get me wrong. I appreciate buildings, programs, camps and even statements of faith (some less than others…), but unless it oozes Jesus, it's just religious works. Unless it becomes missionally and incarnationally the hands and feet of Christ, it's nothing more than a Pharisee handing Jesus a bloody tampon saying, 'I made this for you'. (Isaiah 64:6)
Here are some great thoughts that may surprise you from friend/thinker/writer Len Sweet. (via theworkofthepeople.com)