Wednesday, June 5, 2013

We Have Already Faced the Future

"..The world runs the way it does because we are a people of the present - people with so much to do and so much to be afraid of. When we begin to live like Jesus, people will perceive our peace as an indictment in their violence; they will see our security as an indictment on their insecurity. It is a fearful thing to behold someone who is truly human in all the ways that Jesus said we could be- precisely because we have nothing left to be afraid of. we have already faced the future, so the future is not intimidating to us anymore."

-Jonathan Martin, Prototype: What Happens When You Discover That You Are More Like Jesus Than You Think, page 19