Still reading this amazing book, “the Vision and the Vow.” Finished a chapter that inspired me to create a blogring, which can be found here.
Peter Craig, the author, opened my eyes to something that I think the Western Church tends to shun. That is orders. I have always thought of orders to be some what cult-like or heading in that general direction. Then I thought of a practical example, the Junior Service League (JSL).
Let’s compare a member of the JSL, who commits the next 7 years of their life to service projects and benevolence in the community. Now, take someone who simply agrees that they are doing a good job and also thinks that benevolence is great idea. Which of the two is likely to have more of an impact an carry out the ideals of the JSL: the member or the one who simply agrees with their values? The member.
So I want to be a member of the Honorable Order of the Mustard Seed. I don’t want to be one of the countless Christians whose a spectator of society. I want to be involved and be used by Christ to make an impact. I, my friends, have a lot of growing up to do.