Friday, October 15, 2010

Ambitious Like Jesus

A great article!
If we're to follow Jesus and exercise our perfectly human, understandable ambitiousness, then we've got to be ambitious for what Jesus cares about rather than what the [world] tells us to lust for.


The trick, it seems to me, is not to forswear all ambition but rather to pray for the grace constantly to align our ambitions with His. Just as I don't believe that conversion to Jesus stifles our passions but rather redirects them toward their proper object—passionate love for God—I also believe that Jesus plays to our ambitions, reworking what was our natural ambition to promote ourselves into a supernatural ambition to please God.

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