Thursday, September 27, 2007

PARTAAY!

...been reading Luke 14 in The Message:

"When you're invited to dinner, go and sit at the last place. Then when the host comes he may very well say, 'Friend, come up to the front.' That will give the dinner guests something to talk about! What I'm saying is, If you walk around with your nose in the air, you're going to end up flat on your face. But if you're content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself."

Then he turned to the host. "The next time you put on a dinner, don't just invite your friends and family and rich neighbors, the kind of people who will return the favor. Invite some people who never get invited out, the misfits from the wrong side of the tracks. You'll be — and experience — a blessing. They won't be able to return the favor, but the favor will be returned — oh, how it will be returned!— at the resurrection of God's people."


Wise words:

HT to Shane Claiborne for reminding me about this passage, when he writes about it in his massively challenging book, The Irresistible Revolution. I recommend the book - go and read it, but I would avoid it if you want to stay comfortable.

5 comments:

Tyler Braun said...

Your blog title reminds me of the Delirious song party, but made more famous by Chris Tomlin including it on the Passion cd from 05 I think it was. Thanks for the good word. I just bought Claiborne's book but I need to find time to read it.

John said...

Thanks for passing by,Tyler

J

Darren Plummer: said...

Hey, Johhny... thanks for stopping by my blog. Hopefully, we'll connect more in the future.

I haven't read Shane's book yet, but I'm reminded AGAIN that I need to pick up a copy! ;-)

D-Plum

Anonymous said...

Just how did this book make you feel uncomfortable.

What aspect of your life did it change that you were uncomfortable with.

John said...

I'll tell you, if you tell me your name ;-)