Yoder on the OPTION to Follow Jesus

“The real issue is not whether Jesus can make sense in a world far from Galilee, but whether — when he meets us in our world, as he does in fact — we want to follow him. We don’t have to, as they didn’t then. That we don’t have to is the profoundest proof of his condescension, and thereby of his glory.”

– John Howard Yoder, The Priestly Kingdom: Social Ethics as Gospel

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