Your work is to discern how God has uniquely wired you to follow Jesus, our subversive Saviour, and build his upside-down kingdom in the ruins of a crumbling empire — and to keep following him all the way to the cross. — Subversive Jesus; Craig Greenfield
In reading this book, there were many times I thought, “but I can’t do that. I don’t have a call to the poor, to the slums” — and I’m glad that Greenfield ends the book saying this. It’s easy — and tempting — to say that all of this is not applicable to us because we don’t have the same call.
But if you look at the heart of this book, Greenfield is telling you his journey, but with universal principles of the radical way Jesus wants us to live our lives. You’ll find this in Bill Hybel’s Holy Discontent, in Richard Lamb’s Following Jesus in the Real World, and countless other Christian books and personas.
If you are seeking the work God has made you to do, search for the deepest inclination of your heart and follow it to where it meets the suffering of the world. — Subversive Jesus; Craig Greenfield
God has made you (and me) for a specific mission — but the principles remain the same: Keep open house and open hearts. Be generous. And as you share your life, you’ll open up people to the Gospel far more than if you stood preaching at them.
I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand — shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. — Matthew 5:16, The Message
You must resist the temptation to do nothing because you can only do a little or because you can’t be like someone else who seems more radical. It takes many tiny candles to overcome the darkness. — Subversive Jesus; Craig Greenfield