Lately I’ve been reading John Wesley’s sermons. Of course they are all interesting, but The Almost Christian sermon just won’t leave me alone. John Wesley lays out who the Almost Christian is: The Almost Christian follows all the rules, laws, regulations of church and country. The Almost Christian gives money to those in need. The Almost Christian lives the Golden Rule, attends church regularly, prays, and avoids evil. Basically, they don’t make any waves. What John Wesley is challenging us all to do is become Altogether Christians.
Uggg! As a world class rule follower I find that putting myself in uncomfortable situations are something I mostly try to avoid. That places me quite firmly in the Almost Christian realm. I don’t want to be an Almost Christian, so I’ve decided that I will step out in faith and I will put myself in situations that are not middle-class comfy. Want to join me?