Jim Elliot, Wheaton college student turned missionary martyr in Ecuador, wrote in his journal:
We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century (OR 21st Century!) does not reckon with. But we are "harmless" and therefore unharmed. We are spiritual pacifists, non-militants, conscientious objectors in the battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brash, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the Cross. We are "sideliners" - coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to sit by and leave the enemies of God unchallenged. The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!
My prayer for my heart today: God, give me a dangerous heart attached to feet in "sandles of peace" as I move through this day!