Thursday, March 22, 2007

Breaking out of the Typical

What marks us out from the rest?
The following link shows a video from Mute Math that encourages us not to be trapped in the typical (lyrics here)

Peter challenges us to maintain among unbelievers an exemplary example 1 Peter 2:11-12 . But sometimes we live so like those around us that they don’t even know we are followers of Jesus. We have Jesus in our lives - it should show in our lifestyle, in our attitudes. I am not advocating a purist separation from "the others" but rather a prophetic openness to others, such as Jesus had, that creates opportunities for people to front up to the reality of God and their need for relationship with him. I am daily challenged not to define my faith by a narrow orthodoxy but by orthopraxis - a true living out of the gospel. What kind of reflection of Jesus do people see when they look in the mirror of me (or you)?

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