One of my absolute favorite books is The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis. In one particular part, Shasta, the “unlucky boy,” as he thinks of himself, finally encounters the Lion who is revealed to be the one who was with him through all the hard and unexpected paths of his life, sovereignly guiding him to where he belonged. Like Shasta’s childhood began in Calormen, our story started in India. Fifteen years ago, my…
Where do you live and what community group do you attend?
I live in West Chester and attend Andy and Jen Culley’s group.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Long Island, NY until I went to college in Boston, then I got married and lived in North Jersey.
Last time, we talked about how opposite Jesus’ values are from the values of our own day and age. He absolutely turns our hierarchy of priorities upside-down. If you missed us yesterday, click here to read Part One, then jump back in for the following three practical applications.
Everybody, from the starry-eyed graduate to the seasoned business owner, wants to climb the “ladder of success.” After all, it’s the American dream. We step onto that shaky bottom rung with meager influence and income, and through hard work and determination, clamber up each rung until we reach the top.
I think fewer of us expect kindness today. Many of us expect more of the opposite, actually. We expect to hear unkind words, bullying in our schools, and hatefulness on the news and social media.