Here's what I'm reading in The Message. Check it out:
"It seems to me that God has put us who bear his Message
on stage in a theater
in which no one wants to buy a ticket.
stands around and stares at
like an accident in the street" (1 Corinthians 4:9).
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How does that hit you?
Know this: When you truly start to live
in radical obedience
to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
you'll be made fun of.
And sometimes you'll even be made fun of
from your Christian friends!
We expect it from the world . . .
but it hurts even more when it comes
from the Body of Christ.
So as you begin preparation to head back to school,
whatever . . .
go into it with the knowledge
that you're seen
as an "accident in the street."
Be prepared to be gawked at.
That's how they treated Christ.
By the power of His Spirit within you,
you CAN remain strong!
I love you!