“The American dream radically differs from the call of Jesus and the essence of the Gospel,” he argues. The American dream emphasizes self-development and personal growth. Our own abilities are our greatest assets.
But the Gospel rejects the focus on self: “God actually delights in exalting our inability.” The American dream emphasizes upward mobility, but “success in the kingdom of God involves moving down, not up.”
Excerpt from the book "“Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream.” by David Platt
Discussed in this article by David Brooks.
Do we understand even the simplest thing about Jesus?????