Think On This

The American church as a whole needs to move from selfish consumerism to unselfish contribution. Those are poles apart. To start with a woman who's most interested in how many diamonds she's got in her tennis bracelet, and move her to sit under a banyan tree holding an AIDS baby - that's a giant leap. People in this culture are trained to think about me, me, me; I've got to do what's best for me.

Even when we go to church, we have this consumer mentality. We say things like, "I didn't get anything out of the service today." Well, sorry. It wasn't for you; it was for God.

-Rick Warren

2 comments:

Rodney Olsen said...

Great quote. Thanks for posting.

The Thief said...

It is certainly a hard hump to get over. And the sad thing is that when people start thinking about others, many in the church will steamroll them.

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