After doing a study on the life of Jesus, which I’ve written about previously on this blog, I have arrived at 7 principles of incarnational living.
Living incarnationally means:
- Staying connected with the Father
- Living with purpose
- Dwelling among the people
- Engaging authentically with others
- Serving the least of these
- Calling people to follow Jesus
- Cultivating others to live incarnationally
I’ll be examining each of these principles in turn in future blog entries—with an emphasis on where we see them at work in the life of Jesus.
Some good words in this and the previous post on what does it mean to live incarnationally. I agree with all of it. In my experience, much of the current interest in living incarnationally seems to be motivated (I said “seems”) less by mission and more by a desire to 1) distance oneself from some distasteful patterns or perceptions of evangelicalism [over politicized, viewed as disengaged with the poor, etc] and 2) a desire to soften the call to repent, believe and follow Jesus.
So your number six is spot on as an indispensable part of what it means to live like Jesus.
I think this is a great summary of incarnational living.
I agree, Jean-Luc.