Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fear and The Church

Remember about three months ago I told you that I started to read a book that, only a few pages in, I knew would be life changing? It has not failed to deliver on my prophecy. Some of these gems just burst through me and I have no choice but to share them with you. So here is a quote from page 149 of Between Noon and Three:

"If we are ever to enter fully into the glorious liberty of the children of God, we are going to have to spend more time thinking about freedom than we do. The church, by and large, has had a poor record of encouraging freedom. It has spent so much time inculcating in us the fear of making mistakes that it has made us like ill-taught piano students: we play our pieces, but we never really hear them because our main concern is not to make music, but to avoid some flub that will get us in Dutch.

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