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Got this great quote from John Oswalt via one of our VLI students:

” Mother Teresa just walked and talked the life of Jesus.  The life of Christian discipleship is not about upward mobility, but downward mobility.  There’s a lot of room to serve at the bottom and, likewise, there’s very little room to serve at the top…. If you want to hang out with famous athletes, etc., there’s a lot of competition there.  There’s also a lot of Christian workers and leaders, but nobody is out on the streets of Calcutta coming to Mother Teresa saying, ‘That dying person is mine; get your hands off that guy covered with maggots, I saw him first..there’s always room at the bottom to serve.'”

“The life of Christian discipleship is all about downward mobility, NOT about upward mobility… it just turns our culture on its head, but the life of Jesus really exemplies a life of downward mobility…

Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself NOTHING, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to  death — even death on a cross!

… that’s downward mobility”.

 

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I am a church planter living on Dublin's Northside. I also serve as Director of Marketing for Communitas International. I write about various topics that happen to be going through my brain.