In the presence of grandeur

“Do people go to the Grand Canyon to increase their self-esteem? Probably not. This is, at least, a hint that the deepest joys in life come not from savoring the self, but from seeing splendor. And in the end even [those] will not do. We were made to enjoy God.” – John Piper

About Lazo

Lazo is the pastor for preaching and vision at Reality SB where he is committed to challenging Santa Barbara's independence by calling the city to follow Jesus. You might like these blog posts, 5 Wrong Ways To Comfort Hurting Peoples, or Daisy Love and the Magic Eraser. You can follow Chris on twitter at @LazoChris.

Posted on January 9, 2012, in worship and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What would your response be to this from Kevin De Young?

    In his list of ‘Twenty Things I Wish I Knew When I Began The Ministry And Am Still Learning Now’.

    This was one of them,

    “Spend more time getting to know your people and less time trying to figure out the culture of your city”.

    • Not sure what that has to do with my photograph (?)

      But I’ll bite. I would partially agree. People are more important than being culturally relevant. But you cannot have culture without people; you cannot have people without making a culture.

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