May i share a story that is very dear to my heart?
It is a story of hillbillies and simple folk, net casters and tax collectors. A story of a movement that exploded like a just opened fire hydrant out of Jerusalem and spilled into the ends of the earth into the streets of Paris, the districts of Rome, and the ports of Athens, Istanbul, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires. A story so mighty, controversial, head spinning, and life changing that two millennia later we wonder:
MIGHT IT HAPPEN AGAIN?
Heaven knows we hope so. These are devastating time: 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, one billion are hungry. Lonely hearts indwell our neighbourhoods and attend our schools. In the midst of it all, here we stand, you, me, and our one of a kind lives. We are given a choice... an opportunity to make a big difference during a difficult time. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope?
Worth a try, don't you think?
- Max Lucado