"god wants people to be desperate for jesus; he longs for them to long for him. he wants folks climbing sycamores up and down the streets of this world to get a glimpse of jesus. don't you? i sure do. now, god has arranged this story in such a way that it is largely through our lives that people get a glimpse of jesus. so it might be good to ask yourself, when it comes to my life, what is the jesus they see?"
-john eldredge, the utter relief of holiness