I rather like this definition of the Student Volunteer Movement by John R. Mott as a credo for our generation:
“An enterprise which aims at the evangelization of the whole world in a generation, and contemplates the ultimate establishment of the Kingdom of Christ, requires that its leaders be Christian statesmen with far-seeing views, with comprehensive plans, with the power of initiative, and with victorious faith.”
Also, I have a knack for finding folks around me to cause a stirpot of drama. A complicated life leads to a complicated mind. I’m finding that most of the complications I have in life deal with not boldly rebuking falsehood and also not correcting others (in love). I feel as though I’ve passively allowed certain people in my life to slide into sin over and over and over again. This ugliness has created division, uncomfortable conditions, and could even result in legal ramifications. All of these people, by the way, claim to cling to the cross of Christ.
He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue. – Proverbs 28:23 (NIV)
Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
but an enemy multiplies kisses. – Proverbs 27:5-6 (NIV)
Grace and peace.