October 26, 2010

Ripple Effect

Posted in Cannonball at 10:03 PM by alexlozada

Today’s Cannonball reading contrasted “efficiency” against “deep devotion,” using the example of Mary, sister of Lazarus, in Matthew 26:6-13 (also Mark 14:3-9 and John 12:2-8). Jesus said that “all-in” devotion makes a “ripple effect” that reaches throughout the world, and throughout history – proven by the fact that people at MCC who had never heard this story before today are thinking about the overflowing commitments they can make.

The reading closes by asking, “Are you willing to ‘waste’ your life for the cause of Christ even if it looks foolish to the rest of the world?” I think I’ve reached the stage in my faith journey where I don’t care as much about what the world (non-Christians) think of me, but I still care (too much?) about what fellow Christians think of me. Good thing Mary didn’t pay attention to the opinions of Peter, John, and others who should have known better.

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