When it comes to adoption, issues of safety, security, and "right decisions" are at the very center for why not to adopt (or foster!) orphans. I came across this blog, and was really challenged to continue thinking about these issues. Please read "A Greater Capacity".
While I'm ALL FOR listening to the wisdom of case managers, social workers, parents, mentors, and close friends, sometimes that's not the final word of wisdom. I wonder if sometimes our reasons not to do something "extreme for Jesus" has more to do with our rationalizing, over-analyzing, excuse making, and hiding behind our "con" lists. I wonder if our Gospel would become more fully lived out if we practiced making "foolish for Christ" decisions as often as we made decisions in the name of wisdom.
I'd love your thoughts.