20 Quotes from "ME TOO"
Jon Weece is the Pastor and Lead Follower of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky. A few years ago, a friend of mine recommended I read Jon's first book, Jesus Prom. I was not disappointed. The book focused on how we can better love people the same way God loves us. This book was one of the best I read back in 2014. Jon and I have since connected through twitter and when I heard he was coming out with his 2nd book, I knew it would be a must-read.
The book is titled Me Too and digs deep into experiencing the God who understands us and what we're going through in life, our struggles, our thoughts, our actions. Jon's writing is simple, engaging, challenging and profound. I marked up and underlined Jon's book so much that I thought I would share my 20 favorite quotes from his book.
"The kind of people you surround yourself with will determine the kind of person you become."
"The people the world called scum, Jesus called friends."
"We impress people with our strength but we connect with our weakness."
Vulnerability is the key to intimacy and all of us need to experience intimacy. It's at the heart of every great friendship."
"So what did Jesus do when pressure had him by the throat? He prayed"
"When I feel pressure, it's because I'm not guarding and growing the intimacy in my relationship with God through intimate conversation."
I'm convinced the greatest unexplored frontier in the universe is your life, because no two lives are the same."
"If you don't let God transform your past, you will transfer it into your future. Let him transform your hurt into hope and your fear into faith."
"If you feel as though you don't belong, it's because you don't. If you ever feel as though something's missing, it's because it is. We are aliens. This is not our home."
"The opposite of self-awareness is self deception. And if the truth can set us free, a lie can hold us hostage."
We live in a culture that foolishly wears busyness as a badge of honor. It's not only dumb; it's damaging every aspect of our lives."
The church was meant to be a safe place for everyone, everywhere, to heal together - a surgery center where the Great Physician puts us back together again."
"Jesus didn't promise us an easy life. He promised us a better life."
"We were created for community. Each of us needs the rest of us."
"We should never judge an entire group of people based on the actions of a few people in that group."
"My enemy is no different from me. I need the same amount of grace my enemy needs. Acknowledging thus helps me love them."
"A 'Me Too' culture is one of equality where men and women celebrate their differences and similarities with radical love and joy."
"The church was never meant to be a pristine showroom. It was meant to be a messy living room filled with people who have messed up."
"So often when we build our homes, we think of comfort first. What if when we built our homes, we thought of compassion first? What if our compassion was greater than our comfort?"
"We don't sing to God because life is good. We sing to God because God is good."I highly recommend this book. Read it. You won't regret it. Order Jon's book here.