Dallas Willard is one of my top favorite authors, speakers, philosophers, thinkers. Frankly, if Dr. Willard published even his throwaway rough drafts, I’d rush to Amazon to buy my copy.
At this still early stage of the twenty-first century, Christians and Christian leaders from all directions would do quite well to take the full impact of the quote that follows. It seems to me, we would all then be under a Holy Spirit inspired obligation to pray. Hard. Then act. Promptly and decisively. There is no other option. This is Kingdom of God business.
“The world can no longer be left to mere diplomats, politicians, and business leaders. They have done the best they could, no doubt. But this is an age for spiritual heroes – a time for men and women to be heroic in their faith and in spiritual character and power. The greatest danger to the Christian church today is that of pitching its message too low.”
~ Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines : Understanding How God Changes Lives
Can I get an AMEN out here?