#SubversiveJesus — Chapter 8

To be honest, I didn’t feel much reading this chapter. So I guess I’ll keep it short. I suppose it’s something I do struggle with (people/relationships are my weak points) but not something I’m very engaged with dealing with at this moment.

As Christians, we have become so fixated on our roles as servants that we miss out on the relationships of mutuality that the Spirit wants to knit between people. — Subversive Jesus; Craig Greenfield

I have to admit that I am guilty of this. As an introverted, melancholic-phlegmatic, it’s easier for me to be focused on the task at hand and to fixate on the things that I need to do. I would rather concentrate on the ministry that I’m involved in and get things done than to worry about building relationships with people on my team.

It’s something I’m acutely aware of at this point in time, but am not entirely sure how to change. Like, do I make small talk? What do I say? I’m not particularly interested in your children, but should I ask anyway to pretend like I care? And then I feel a little like a fake.

…we can ask God to give us eyes to see those who are struggling in our midst — including those in our own affluent neighbourhoods, at our workplaces, or in our schools. — Subversive Jesus; Craig Greenfield