Thursday, February 02, 2012

Bigger isn't better


Bigger is better, so we hear.  We live in a world that wants things larger and larger.  We want to supersize our fries, sodas, SUVs and church buildings.  Cities build bigger stadiums and conventions want to draw the biggest crowds.  Amid all the supersizing, I want to make a modest suggestion:  our goal should be not to get larger and larger but to get smaller and smaller.  I think of the kingdom of God as bubbling up from the bottom rather than trickling down from the top.  Contrary to the pattern of the world, it is like a mustard seed.  To enter it, we must become like a little child.  God is indeed taking over the world, but it is happening through little acts of love.

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