It's like she can write one paragraph that I agree with and another that I disagree with. But this is the one that I really agree with.
We want to be challenged to live lives of holiness, not only when it comes to sex, but also when it comes to living simply, caring for the poor and oppressed, pursuing reconciliation, engaging in creation care and becoming peacemakers.Now, it does seem that many millennials say "We want to be challenged to live lives of holiness except when it comes to sex." This seems to be in reaction to the many who came before them who said, "We want to be holy only when it comes to sex. Forget living simply, caring for the poor and oppressed, pursuing reconciliation, engaging in creation care and becoming peacemakers. My Christianity is between me and God."How we need a church enveloped in the Holy Spirit and grounded in the Bible now as much as every generation needs the same.
From Soren Kierkegaard's Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing:
The indolent youth speaks of a long life that lies before him. The indolent old man hopes that his death is still a long way off. But repentance and remorse belong to the eternal in a man. And in this way each time that repentance comprehends guilt it understands that the eleventh hour has come: that hour which human indolence knows well enough exists and will come, when it is talked about in generalities, but not when it actually applies to the indolent one himself. For even the old man thinks that there is some time left and the indolent youth deceives himself when he thinks that difference in age is the determining factor in regard to the nearness of the eleventh hour.How we need a church enveloped in the Holy Spirit and grounded in the Bible today, as much as every generation needs the same.