Thankfully this is an interactive blog, and I appreciate you guys keeping me on my toes.
After reading Sue's link to Ben's blog and Bob's response to my previous post, I had to think about if I was really saying what I intended or simply passing along rhetoric.
As you can see, I have retitled the series and edited the first post. I don't believe that the words warrior and hero convey the message that I want to say.
There is a call to become actively engaged in the life of the Spirit. It isn't a call to greatness, but rather to sacrifice, vulnerability, and death to self.
Are we willing to engage in that fight, especially when the path to victory requires our brokenness rather than our success?
Our life as free men and women of God is the life of a subversive warrior, one who turns the other cheek, one who blesses rather than curses.
We do all of this in the knowledge that as our freedom is won, we ultimately lose our own life.