Thursday, March 11, 2010

Voices from the Past Speak Powerfully in our Day

Christians today are looking for models of deep spiritual formation. They want to know what an authentic life of faith can look like. Many are dissatisfied with the shallowness of most of what surrounds them, and they are open to learn from the rich heritage of the church, extending over the past twenty centuries.

Countless radical believers have run the race before us and serve as a cloud of witnesses surrounding us as we fix our eyes on Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). We must not ignore these spiritual mentors from our Christian heritage—men and women whose wisdom and experience have stood the test of time. They serve as companions on the pilgrimage and guides as we traverse dry deserts and endure dark nights of the soul.

2010 © Glenn E. Myers

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