Thursday, June 17, 2010


Somebody wrote that in Australia there are two main methods for keeping cattle on the ranch. One is to build a fence around the perimeter. The other is to dig a well in the center of the property. John Ortberg


Jesus tells us that we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14.) We are meant to draw people to us, whether we are the Church or an individual Follower. Too often Churches have sad stories or traditions that fence them in and others out. Ironically, the word for Church in the Bible (ekklesia) literally means "to call out." The Church comes to mean "the building" rather than a warm fire to gather around and over which life is seen more clearly. Followers, too, have past issues that not only fence them in but keep others out. They claim that they cannot get over it. The past defines them rather than the Light.


Are you a fire that draws or a fence that protects? If a fence, ask Christ to consume it with his healing power. Ask fellow Followers for help. Ignite your fire. If you find yourself a fire today, warm someone up who needs it.

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