And today, I'm skipping all protocol and issuing a wide-spread and highly dangerous triple dog dare. If you are reading this, I am daring you.
At the Inhabit Conference this last weekend, I facilitated some friends in re-imagining the prayer of Saint Francis not in lofty words with no clear way to hit the ground but with the gritty reality, street names, history, names, and faces of their neighborhoods. As I was talking with Tim Soerens, he said that in essence, this process turns the prayer to a dare.
So, friends: I triple dog dare you. Translate the prayer of Saint Francis for your neighborhood...and then live out your local Dare of Saint Francis...and let us know what happens! (Seriously, if you'd be so generous as to post your own dares in the comments, it may inspire others with their local dares.
If Flick had the courage with little to gain to stick his tongue to the pole in the dead of winter, I believe we all have the courage with everything to gain to stick our faith to the streets in the coming of the Kingdom! I (and Saint Francis) triple dog dare you!