In the scriptures, moderation in living for Christ is never esteemed.

Who are the heroes of moderation? Peter in Caiaphas’ courtyard? Thomas, in his disbelief? Judas Iscariot?

Jesus is unambiguous: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. [Luke 9:23]

Clear as a bell.

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other. [Luke 16:13]


-Kirk Kirlin, from the book “Leadership Courage,” more at

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