Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Admire vs. Follow

Here's another installment of a bit of Kierkegaard:

"...is it not true that the more someone makes assurances, while his life still remains unchanged, the more he is only making a fool of himself?...The difference between and admirer and a follower still remains, no matter where you are. The admirer never makes any true sacrifices. He always plays it safe. Though in words, phrases, songs, he is exhaustible about how highly he prizes Christ, he renounces nothing, gives up nothing, will not reconstruct his life, will not be what he admires, and will not let his life express what it is he supposedly admires...And because of the follower's life, it will become evident who the admirers are, for the admirers will become agitated with him."

In his book story Steven James says: "Jesus didn't want a fan club. He wanted a spiritual revolution."

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