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This is why

This is why we do what we do.

I was perusing Facebook stati just now and saw what one of the freshmen girls in our ministry who lives in the dorms posted last night at about 1:30am:

[Jamie] just dragged a wasted girl to the bathroom on a (not hers) puke filled blanket.


(I changed the name.)

This is why we do what we do. Not because it is easy, not because it is pretty, not because it is even encouraging. We could easily surround ourselves with all the nice people doing all the nice things and everything would be peaches and roses. This is exactly what Jesus could have done as well. He could have enjoyed a long, happy life, surrounded by people who adored him and having anything he wanted. But for some reason he was compelled to participate in the real world - a world that was ugly and messed up. A world where people abuse themselves and others. A world where people do really dark and detestable things. A world where sometimes you are very alone. He chose to live a life right in the middle of that kind of world - and he did it without being afraid of it or threatened by it. He did it, and the world was changed forever. But it didn't stop there - he promised us the ability to change the world as well by doing the very same thing.

So, you have GOT to know, that by allowing yourself to drag a drunken girl down the hall on her own puke filled blanket, that Jesus is right there next to you, pulling on that thing as well, and glancing over to you and whispering "you're changing the world."

This is why we do what we do.


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