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A Chunk of Your Life

We want to get rid of a God who calls people to die for him, whose own life winds up on a cross. He just isn't the kind of God we want around. But Jesus said that the life of his disciples would be life in the shadow of a cross. It's a dying kind of living. He said that you don't know whether it will work or not. Why don't you break off a few chunks of life and try? You experiment with everything else. Break off a few years--a chunk--of your life, and give it in this bold experiment and see what happens.

- Clarence Jordan, Cotton Patch Parables of Liberation (Herald Press, 1976), p. 129.