Another book I read over Christmas was “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan
In this book Francis challenges the reader to go beyond the typical responses we have to a less than typical love Christ has shown us.
The big thought I took from Francis’ book was when he began to talk about the impact a recent trip to Africa had on him. He come home from the trip and decided to sell his house and move into something smaller so that he would have more money to give to those in need in Africa. The response he got from his friends here in the states was “what about your kids.” Chan points out this is do to a lukewarm faith that doesn’t make a difference. I thought how often my first response to others who exhibit “crazy love” is to ask why and try to get them to make a safer choice.
I remember one time a friend of mine told me they were taking in a teenage girl to live with them because she was having family trouble. My first thought was what about your family. That my friends is not Crazy love but rather Crazy safeness. Christ showed us matchless love. The least we can do is demonstrate crazy love to the world.
This book coupled with “Just Courage” was a powerful 1-2 punch. I need more unsafe crazy love for others in my life.