Monday, November 29, 2010

The Freshness of The Gospel

Part of an interview with Scott Hahn

Q: What was the secret of the Early Christians in their rapid evangelization of the ancient world that perhaps we, Christians of today, lack?

Scott Hahn's Answer: I’d say it was the freshness of the Gospel. They heard it, and it was something radically different from what their culture was offering them. For that reason, it was attractive. For us, after a millennium and a half of established and legal Christianity, we’ve stopped noticing that the Gospel is still fresh, it’s still new, it’s still radical. It still stands in stark contrast to what the broader culture is giving us. We need to immerse ourselves in prayerful study and studious prayer, so that we see Jesus more clearly. He’ll take it from there. If we lack anything, it’s that friendship with him, sustained through a regular and disciplined life of prayer. 

Good thoughts, don't you think? You can read the whole interview at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Resources: The Lamb's Supper by Scott Hahn and by Mike Aquilina

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