"Our culture gives us a mixed message. It says: make lots of money and spend it on yourself; get an identity by the kind of clothes you wear and the places you travel to and live. But also do some volunteer work, care about social justice, because you don't want to be just a selfish pig. However, Christians' attitudes toward our time and our money should not be shaped by our society; they should be shaped by the gospel of Christ, who became poor so that we could become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9)." –- Tim Keller
I’ve been reading this quote over and over again throughout the last month. It’s still just as hard to read as it was the first time I read it, mainly because far too often my attitude towards things get shaped by society. Our hearts in serving God’s people, loving the poor and social justice, should be shaped only by the gospel. That should be our aim. I am thankful to God for allowing me to work at the Women and Family Emergency Shelter… where He is messing my life up in the best way possible!