Tuesday Quotes: John Stott on Ambition

For the last few weeks we have been reading Spiritual Discipleship by J. Oswald Sanders together as a staff.  I found this quote from John Stott to be deeply impactful, and thought I would share:

The motto of our generation is, “Safety first.” Many young men are looking for a safe job in which they can feather their nest, secure their future, insure their lives, reduce all risk, and retire on a fat pension.

There is nothing wrong in providing for your future, but this spirit pervades our lives until life becomes soft and padded and all adventure is gone. We are so thickly wrapped in cotton wool that we can neither feel the pain of the world nor hear the Word Of God…

Jesus did not remain in the social immunity of heaven, or hide away in the safety of the skies. He entered the zone of danger, risking contamination… How can we make safety our ambition?

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