I just saw this quote on a website promoting a new book, Jesus Brand Spirituality:
“I left the church because too many self described ‘Christians’ mainly wanted Jesus to do something for them. I thought that what Jesus had to say was more challenging than whether he was God, and if he was, he didn’t need me to tell him. So I left church to look for what Jesus was talking about. But this book makes me wonder whether, had Ken Wilson been my pastor, I might have stayed.”
—Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean and Eye of the Albatross
It’s really resonating with me. I hope I can be that kind of pastor.
Thanks to Phil Brabbs for posting this to the Green Vineyard Facebook Group.