Rich Words

by MW Cook

It’s been a while since I listened to a lot of Rich Mullins. So now, as I’m trying to put his tracks on more and more, the greatness of his music that grabbed me in the beginning is grabbing me again.

I was watching a biographical DVD for him the other day called Homeless Man. It’s wild, go check it out. Rich Mullins was a hero. Here’s a quote from him:

Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these my brothers you’ve done it to me. And this is what I’ve come to think. That if I want to identify fully with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my savior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to identify with the poor. This I know will go against the teachings of all the popular evangelical preachers. But they’re just wrong. They’re not bad, they’re just wrong. Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in a beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.

Yay for heroes like Rich Mullins.