The sad reality is.....this is the opposite of the nature of Jesus. He was consumed with the importance of reaching people far from Him! Jesus was far more concerned with the possibility of reaching people, and multiplying...than keeping church people happy! Jesus even called the person not willing to multiply and reach people lazy and sinful! Jesus talked about this a few times during His ministry. (Take a few minutes to read Matthew 25:14-30 and Luke 15:1-7)
I have two favorite phrases in these two passages:
- "there's more joy in heaven over one sinner's rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue."
- "That's a terrible way to live! It's criminal to live cautiously like that! If you knew I was after the best, why did you do less than the least?"
Where is your focus?