Adapted from Letting Love In, How God Renews Relationships By Crushing Your Inner Critic by Lindsay Morgan Snyder.
“You fall out of the airplane and in one second you realize that it's the most blissful experience of your life. You realize at the point of maximum danger, is the point of minimum fear.”
It’s so much easier to ignore our calling and chase what everyone else is doing. It’s easier to push away our gifts when they don’t seem to be on trend. It’s easier to not be passionate about certain causes because no one else is. We don’t want to be the outlier.
When we choose to risk we’re hoping for a better outcome, whether for ourselves or someone else we’re serving. And when we risk for His sake and not our own, then we contribute to an eternal glory that goes beyond ourselves. That sort of faith spurs an unshakable hope, one that is worth risking it all for.
Was Robin Williams' Carpe Diem commonly used before 1989? Were everyday people speaking Latin to each other? Or was it something that Robin Williams, as John Keating, taught us never to forget?
“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.” —Rachel Scott
It was such a small comment, but it clearly reflects something many of us raised in Christian homes subconsciously believe: That being a Christian = Being a virgin and Being a virgin = Being a Christian.