Rebel With a Cause

I read this GREAT post on Mark Batterson's blog today. Enjoy!

I was reading a Fast Company article about the way Microsoft is trying to
re-image itself. They've hired an ad agency called Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
Creative genius, Alex Bogusky, made one of those statements I can't get out of
my mind: "Life conspires to beat the rebel out of you."

It's true isn't it?

One of the things I love about Jesus is that He remained the rebel his
entire life. He didn't bow to the Pharisees. He didn't bow to Pilate. Truth is,
He didn't bow to anyone except His Heavenly Father. That is what it means to be
a spiritual rebel.

In the words of Dorothy Sayers: "To do them justice, the people who
crucified Jesus did not do so because he was a bore. Quite the contrary; he was
too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up
that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphere of tedium. We
have declawed the Lion of Judah and made him a housecat for pale priests and
pious old ladies."


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