I’ve been working through a challenging book by pastor and author, David Platt.
The book is titled, “Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream.”
I’m not sure I really know how to best describe it, other than explaining what it has been stirring inside of me. It’s so easy to get used to ‘Christian’ life in Western society. We might not directly say it, but we have this underlying position that as ‘God-fearing’ Westerners, we are entitled to all the blessings we receive.
Platt’s book has caused me to consider the possibility that we may have been blessed with so much, because we desperately need to learn how to give. Instead of an entitlement, it’s an opportunity.
Furthermore, in relation to the real reason we need to give. Platt has shown me the availability and opportunities that can abound to share the Gospel, when we start with giving or sharing in some way. In short, go get the book and be challenged!
Here’s a brief clip to promote the Radical book and concept. I’m sure it’ll provoke quite a bit of thought and emotion.
Does Western society see our wealth as entitlement or opportunity?