I’ve been reading Radical by David Platt for the past few weeks, and by reading I mean glossing over snippets a few minutes at a time when I’ve had a free moment at work. As you may have come to realize, if any book is difficult or challenging in its subject matter, it is pretty much a guarantee that I will not devour the book. In fact, it will most likely take me several months to read. This is not a good thing and I have tried to improve (i.e. my project of reading a book a week), though unsuccessfully. I really do need to finish this book this week though, since I received it for free and need to post a review in order to hold up my end of the deal.
Anyway, without actually giving a review of the book now, but trying to work through some of the thoughts I have read and now must process, I write this post. The question that I keep asking myself is “now what?” What am I supposed to do with what I have read? What will I do to impact the world around me for Christ and His kingdom? My traditional response has always been that I will live my life in a way that honors Christ, but that is a little bit hollow because it is only sentiment, not action. So what is my plan? Will I simply have a good attitude at work when crazy people act like they are the only people on this earth? Will I give all that I possess to the poor? What will I do with Jesus?