So - we're about to dig into some great discussion - but before we get any further in I just want to say that my goal here is to lift burdens - not lay them down. That means that I will take the high-road, pull no punches, and throw no shade on other hard-working believers; after all - the vast majority of us are doing the very best we can. I know no one who follows Christ meaningfully - who isn't walking through a perfect life - full of nothing but unicorns and rainbows. And - while surely most people able to read these words are among the most privileged people in the world - again - that doesn't mean that we're all where we want to be - or able to do all we feel called to do.
It was also a purposeful decision to engage in this discussion of the Grace Habit on the official JC's village web-site blog. I believe this discussion is just as relevant to students as it is to anyone else. You could even argue - that students who haven't burned out in their life's work yet even once - it's more important - they have the hope of avoiding that pit-fall. Moreover - while there are surely those on the college campus who'd prefer to stick to The Onion and Buzzfeed - I know from first hand experience that there are plenty who are as spiritually hungry as I am and are eager for a deeper dive into discipleship conversations.
So - let's dive in!