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- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via p3rspective)
We worship Jesus together because it’s only reasonable to praise and adore the One who made us and selflessly gave His life for us.
When your favorite team wins, you cheer them on. Why? When there is an amazing sunset, you stop for a moment and enjoy it. Why? When your best friend is…
I think I know why I am bothered when people take a look at me and say, “you don’t look old enough to be married,” or “you don’t look old enough to be out of school yet.” It’s because I covet respect.
Every human being desires respect, especially men. Often the reason we feel entitled to the respect of others is because we expect others to abide by the standards we set for ourselves (i.e. the golden rule). When people don’t take me seriously because of my age or my looks, I get offended.
I realize that I have to be careful that my desire for respect does not give way to a culture of entitlement, but rather a culture of honor. Paul speaks about respect in the context of encouragement and community (I Thess 5:12 “respect those who work hard among you;” I Peter 2:17 “show proper respect to everyone”), always about giving to build others up.
Our society has built up a culture of entitlement, where respect is something to be demanded (think Aretha Franklin). I am going to make more of an effort to build the Kingdom culture of honor, where respect is not a matter of how much I can build my reputation, but how much I can give to make a person feel valued.
The Digital Age, “Break Every Chain”