And she’s right.
The life of an agent of the kingdom of God goes against the grain of everything we hold dear. We desire safety, security, and comfort. The gospel of the kingdom of God calls us to risk, danger, and suffering. It doesn’t make sense, but it’s divinely brilliant.
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