‘You can be decent and gifted at the same time’ Steve Wozniak in the film Steve Jobs.
I was struck by this statement when I watched this film again yesterday. It resonated because it seems many of us are one or the other. I think this quote well expresses the connection and overlap of the two strands of our sunday blogs, Honest Christianity and Go the Distance. Both would suggest that the most important is to be a good, virtuous loving, compassionate person. It also cannot ignore that because we are called, equipped, filled by our empowering God we can be involved in inspiring, effective, innovating service that brings in the kingdom .
If we only get one, the inverted kingdom of God suggests which one, but It is not binary, so we can look to manifest both.