10.26.2012

I am Peter.

All of a sudden, I saw my exact reflection in Peter: devoted but selfish, committed but misguided. And that is not going to be enough. It won’t suffice to claim good intentions. Saying “I meant well” is not going to cut it. Not with God screaming, begging, pleading, urging us to love mercy and justice, to feed the poor and the orphaned, to care for the last and least in nearly every book of the Bible. 
It will not be enough one day to stand before Jesus and say, “Oh? Were You serious about all that?” -Jen Hatmaker

2 comments:

Gennean said...

Wow wow wow- I really love this quote. I am so incredibly convicted right now. Is this from her book?

Margrietvw said...

Brings tears to my eyes... Thank you for reminding me!