A Hard Ragamuffin Word from Rich

Rich stood up in chapel and said, “You guys are all into that born again thing, which is great.  We do need to be born again, since Jesus said that to a guy named Nicodemus.  But if you tell me I have to be born again to enter the kingdom of God, I can tell you that you have to sell everything you have and give it to the poor, because Jesus said that to one guy too… [And he paused in the awkward silence.]  But I guess that’s why God invented highlighters, so we can highlight the parts we like and ignore the rest.” 

As told by Shane Claiborne in The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical