I attended a celebration for the life of Mike Yaconelli who was killed in an accident earlier this month. Mike was a writer/ speaker and founder of Youth Specialties... I did not know him well but I identified with him more than any "spiritual leader" I've known in my life time. He was at least comfortable somewhat with the "incongrueties" I have recognized in following Christ in a fallen world. Because of him and a handful of others I have been convinced that I need not tender my resignation as an official Christian.

In heaven, I'd like to live in his neighborhood. He made it feel alright to be me. I feel rushed, around most Christians, to have arrived at all the conclusions, pushed to feel all the right things and carry an un-dieing passion for Christ that I still do not have.

He led by simply living and breathing... He was a Raggamuffin! and I was in his club.

Here's a moment of silence to remember him..........................................................................!

Thanks for being here Mike... The world will not be the same place without you.

Thanks for lettin me share.... Bryan D