Mark Batterson shared a post recently in which he referenced a magazine article describing how Microsoft is trying to re-image itself. The article points out that Microsoft has hired an ad agency called Crispin Porter + Bogusky to assist them in this process. Alex Bogusky, a partner in the ad firm and one of its creative gurus, made one of those statements in the magazine's piece that you just can't get out of your mind: "Life conspires to beat the rebel out of you."
That's really true isn't it?
One of the things I love about Jesus is that he remained the rebel his entire life. He didn't bow to the Pharisees. He didn't bow to Pilate. The truth is, Jesus didn't bow to anyone except his Heavenly Father. That is what it means to be a spiritual rebel.
In the words of Dorothy Sayers: "To do them justice, the people who crucified Jesus did not do so because he was a bore. Quite the contrary; he was too dynamic to be safe. It is has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphere of tedium. We have de-clawed the Lion of Judah and made him a house cat for pale priests and pious old ladies."
I'm committed to remaining a spiritual rebel. How about you?