I've frequently been told that I should stop being frustrated wanting more in the Christian life and should "settle down" and ... yes that hated phrase again; "Get over it". Whatever "it" is - but that's for another post and for another time. I was driving home this morning listening to Rob Rufus's recent sermon; "The Struggle For The Authentic - Part 1".
"I would rather have 100 frustrated Christians who want greatness in their lives rather than a bunch of passive low risk people who are happy with the unacceptable all around them and who live their lives in selfishness and smallness".
"Happy with the unacceptable". It occured to me when he said that, that could be an amazingly insightful diagnosis on a major problem in the Christian church. Maybe we aren't "happy" with the unacceptable but certainly am "resigned" to it. What things are "unacceptable" to me that I may have been happy with or resigned to? Definately the lack of the supernatural in my life and also the mixture of law and grace in the Gospel.