Christ never forced people to follow him, and he let a lot of people walk away, so are we one of the noncommittal fans or are we an actual disciple of God?
In the grand Mark Hellinger Theatre in Manhattan, David Wilkerson had just finished preaching a sermon. He headed backstage, and there was a woman and her daughter, smiling at him. He shook hands with them, perhaps expecting a comment on his sermon or a prayer request.
God has gifted us and called us to live a wild life unchained by fear and greed, but how do we escape, if we’ve been caught by those tempting illusions of security?
“Build an eight-foot-long wooden fence in the forest,” wrote Seth Godin in his book The Icarus Deception.
Scripture talks about the contents of our hearts and how important it is, so how do we determine what is in this secret place within us and purify it?
Malcolm Gladwell, in his famous book Talking to Strangers, wrote about the deeply confusing depths and potential evils of the human heart, although he probably would not have termed it in such a way.