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Jesus Did It Anyway by Kent M. Keith
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Nov 19, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: faith, must-reads-for-cheerleaders, christian-left, joyology
Read from November 02 to 19, 2010

What an amazing story, he writes this poem as part of a student leadership booklet back in college in the 60's, and somehow it spreads world-wide. People use it in business and church groups and schools, in the U.S. and Asia and Europe. Eventually the poem winds up on the wall of Mother Theresa's mission in Calcutta.

Keith goes on about his life as a teacher, a lawyer, a state official and a college administrator. And people keep asking him to expound on the ideas in his little booklet and famous poem. So book is the result.

This is a positive message of how God can use you if you just do your best to do the right thing- not for any reward, but just because it's the right thing- even (maybe especially) when it's hard to do the right thing.
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“Jesus used paradoxes to help us see the kingdom of God. His paradoxical statements turned the secular world upside down. As we have already noted, He said that 'whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.' He said that 'the last shall be first, and the first shall be last.' He said: 'I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.' He said that 'Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
Kent M. Keith, Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians

Reading Progress

11/02/2010 page 23
10.0% "Outstanding!"
11/11/2010 page 81
36.0% "An awesome book about how you don't do the right thing to get anything out of it, you just do it because it helps others."
11/14/2010 page 118
53.0% "Inspiring stuff. The Paradoxical Commandments was a poem on Mother Theresa's wall in Calcutta."
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