It’s been chaotic lately, hasn’t it?
It’s no secret that there are two normal reactions to chaos: Fight or flight.
Lately I’ve been tempted to do a little of both. It feels like the whole world is doing the same. Some throwing out fighting words that stir up more trouble. Others going about their way as if there are no issues, or acting as if ignoring it will make it go away.
Though fight or flight is a normal reaction, you and I aren’t normal people. We’re Jesus followers. We’re called to be salt and light — which simply means that we are called to make things better and to lead people to Jesus. If we choose normal, we’re going to spend precious days hashing it out, putting our dukes up, and slinging words at each other. Or hiding, pretending as if everything is OK, while our stomach ties in knots.
I don’t want normal. Not for a single second. [Read more…]