10 January 2010

downside up

“ This upside-down pattern so contradicts the thinking and practice of the world that it creates an “alternate kingdom”, an alternate reality, a counterculture among those who have been transformed by it. In this peaceable kingdom there is a reversal of the values of the world with regard to power, recognition, status, and wealth. In this new counterculture, Christians look at money as something to give away. They look at power as something to use strictly for service. Racial and class superiority, accrual of money and power at the expense of others, yearning for popularity and recognition, these normal marks of human life, are the opposite of the mindset of those who have understood and experienced the Cross. Christ creates a whole new order of life. ” - Tim Keller, Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

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