Jesus Loved the Broken

Rich MullinsJesus said what­ev­er you do to the least of these my broth­ers you’ve done it to me. And this is what I’ve come to think. That if I want to iden­ti­fy ful­ly with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my Sav­ior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to iden­ti­fy with the poor. This I know will go against the teach­ings of all the pop­u­lar evan­gel­i­cal preach­ers. But they’re just wrong. They’re not bad, they’re just wrong. Chris­tian­i­ty is not about build­ing an absolute­ly secure lit­tle niche in the world where you can live with your per­fect lit­tle wife and your per­fect lit­tle chil­dren in a beau­ti­ful lit­tle house where you have no gays or minor­i­ty groups any­where near you. Chris­tian­i­ty is about learn­ing to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the bro­ken.…” — Rich Mullins

Ran across some unre­lat­ed quotes that I don’t want to lose track of:

“I think that’s where the church is dou­bly damned; when they use Jesus as a vehi­cle for achiev­ing all of that [wor­ship­ing, plea­sure, leisure and afflu­ence]. Like, if you give a tithe, He ll make you rich. Why? … If you give a tithe, you get rid of ten per­cent of the root of all evil. You should be giv­ing nine­ty per­cent, ‘cause God can han­dle mon­ey bet­ter than we can.” — Rich Mullins

The secret of rock music: “If you can’t be good, be loud.” — Rich Mullins

The cur­rent trends in wor­ship: “Shal­low, mind­less, stu­pid, and per­fect­ly harm­less, at best.” — Rich Mullins

I don’t want to be tol­er­at­ed. Argue with me, and I will respect you. — Rich Mullins

It nev­er fails. God will put peo­ple in your path that irri­tate you, espe­cial­ly if you’re prone to be irri­tat­ed.” — Rich Mullins

I hope I would leave a lega­cy of joy ‑a lega­cy of real com­pas­sion,” — Rich Mullins 

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