Michael Yaconelli in his book messy spiritualy talks about a group of people that they call themselves “Notorious Sinners” because they are unafraid to admit their flaws, unintimidated by Christians who deny their own messiness, these guys sometimes look like pagans and other times look like Jesus. They are spiritual troublemakers, really, which is why they look like Jesus (whowas always causing troube himself)” (pg 16)
What a great truth about the notorious sinner group! again I am thinking about the First Church of the Pharisees that a friend told me we should call our church. I am truly a mess and my spirituality like Yaconelly says, “is complex, complicated and perplexing–the disorderly, sloppy, chaotic look of aunthentic faith in the real world”(Messy Spirituality, pag 17).
Living for Christ is the most challenging life we can have, I have no doubt about it. But living as a messy, flawness, imperfect, human being in perfect Christian subculture is another challenge we need to overcome.