Being Normal - January 12, 2016

You don’t have to be weird to follow Jesus! You don’t have to stop liking your friends to follow him. Just the opposite. Sometime ago I was part of a foursome for golf that included two preachers, a church leader and a guy who wasn’t a Christ follower. The thought of four hours with all of us didn’t appeal to him. His best friend, a Christ follower and his boss, insisted, so he agreed.

I’m happy to report that on the ninth hole he said, “I’m so glad you guys are normal.” I think he meant this: “I’m glad you didn’t get in my face or club me with a King James driver. Thanks for laughing at my jokes and telling a few yourself.” We didn’t lower standards. But neither did we saddle a high horse. Discipleship is sometimes defined by—being normal!

From Next Door Savior