Erwin on Risk

I’m reading Chasing Daylight and liked this:

Long before September 11, I made it my personal mission to crusade against a long-standing Christian cliche. … I lament that it has become an accepted part of pop theology that the safest place to be is in the center of the will of God. …

… [T]he center of God’s will is not a safe place, but the most dangerous place in the world. God fears nothing and no one. God moves with intentionality and power. To live outside God’s will puts us in danger, but to live in His will makes us dangerous. … When we begin to seize our divine moments, we do not begin to live risk-free, but instead become free to risk.

This from the last page of chapter 6, “Risk,” on p. 151 of the paperback edition.

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