The crowd does not take kindly to nonconformity. It is the scorn of our peers probably more than anything else that hinders our living out of the center.
The fear of ridicule paralyzes us more effectively than flat-out opposition. How much good is left undone because of this fear!
The irony is that the opinions we fear most are not those of people we really respect, yet these very persons influence our lives more than we care to admit.
This desire to stand with “them” can lead to an appalling mediocrity and a frightening unfreedom.
Living out of center shapes and forms the liberated Christian.
Albert Camus once said, “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very act of existence becomes an act of rebellion.”
There is nothing more maddening to the mob than a free person.
It’s time to LiveUP.
Time to LiveOutward.
It’s time to LiveFREE.