The foolish, weak, lowly, and despised

In a passage describing the availability and nearness of the Kingdom brought to us in Jesus, Willard has a wonderful passage on the Church. Here is a brief excerpt worth a share:

These are the grubby people. In their midst a Corrie Ten Boom takes the hand of the Nazi who killed her family members. The scene is strictly not of this earth. Any spiritually healthy congregation of believers in Jesus will more or less look like these “brands plucked from the burning.” If the group is totally nice, that is a sure sign something has gone wrong. For here are the foolish, weak, lowly, and despised of this world, whom God has chosen to cancel out the humanly great. -Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy, 125

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