So much of repentance is about dying to old things and inviting new life into the new things of the Spirit. Imago Dei had to ask the hard question: Do we actually want the revolution of Jesus to break into our life and our community? Frankly, we were worried about what we might lose.
I have told our stories to many church leaders. The weird thing is that most of them smile and get excited and go home inspired, but nothing changes because they try to do kingdom stuff without desire for the King. In short, they never repented. Repenting turns us away from our own poverty and toward God's best. His kingdom is here among us. It is moving and accessible. Why miss it?"
- This Beautiful Mess, Rick McKinley