Go BIG or go home! It’s the battle cry of the western world, tempting us all to believe our worth is measured by the size of our resume. Jesus, on the other hand, seems to value small things—things like cups of cold water given to little children and small coins given to God by poor widows. Jesus celebrates and blesses people who hunger and thirst for righteousness. He lifts up the meek and says they will inherit the earth. He loves when people give themselves to peacemaking; those who do, he calls children of God. Jesus values small expressions of righteousness, justice, and peace, over and above grand displays of personal achievement.
Larry Stoess is an author, public speaker, and urban church planter. He loves telling stories about how dreaming with God will empower people to make old and broken things new again. Larry and a band of friends founded the Church of the Promise in Louisville's Portland neighborhood; The Table, a pay-what-you-can community café; and Promise Housing Plus, a non-profit construction company. He has written about their experience of dreaming with God in his new book: Think Red.