I have been observing a rather interesting trend of late.
I feel as though there are a lot of books, sermons, and blogs on “being radical for Jesus”.
Now that is certainly not a bad thing by any stretch… but… just chasing radical for the sake of radical is a bad thing.
It is like the old saying of, “too much of a good thing can become a bad thing”.
Radical can be good. But for the wrong reasons it can be bad.
Jesus is radical. But radical is not necessarily Jesus.
I think we often chase radical for the sake of being radical.
I think we often just enjoy going crazy over stuff. Going over the top.
Generally that is a good thing… but not when it is for the wrong reasons.
Chase Jesus. Not radicalism.
Chasing Jesus will lead to being radical. But being radical will not lead to being like Jesus.