ZBYAM Retreat: A Congruent Reading

By: Danny Chua

Thank God for the chance I had to read this reflection. Here’s a little drop of truth and wisdom from the ocean of knowledge we swam in:

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THE LOVE OF THE TELLING

C.S. Lewis nails the greatest fear I have for my ministry in the following quote.

Every poet and musician, but for Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he tells, to love of the telling till, down in Deep Hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but only in what they say about Him. For it doesn’t stop… you know. They sink lower – become interested in their own personalities and then in nothing but their own reputations.

How scary is that? And it’s not that far fetched if you’re honest with yourself.

It’s very easy when you sing to fall in love with your music.

It’s very easy when you preach to fall in love with your presentation.

It’s very easy when you write to fall in love with your words.

Oh, how I pray I’ll never fall more in love with what I say about God than God himself.

-Pete Wilson is one of the pastors at Cross Point Church.

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What truth and what light we have in Christ! Why look peer into mere mirrors and mediums when the Source of Light Himself beckons with undeniable brightness?

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