Monday, October 12, 2009

Challenging, Part III

An exerpt from an article in the most recent issue of the digital webzine, Catalyst Leadership:

"Do you know what the number one sin of the church in America is?"

"The number one sin of the church in America, is that its pastors and leaders are not on their knees crying out to God: 'Bring us the drug-addicted, bring us the prostitutes, bring us the destitute, bring us the gang laders, bring us those with AIDS, bring us the people nobody else wants, who only you can heal, and let us love them in your name until they are whole."

- Jim Cymbala, Pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle as reported by Mark Buchanan in Catalyst Leadership (The whole article is very challenging, follow this link and click on "Messy, Costly, Dirty Ministry.)