“When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, ‘How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!’ David said to Michal… ‘I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes.’” 2 Samuel 6: 20–21
“Some, however, made fun of them and said, ‘They have had too much wine.’ Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: ‘Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days, God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people.’” Acts 2:13–17
“Far and away the most important benefit of celebration is that it saves us from taking ourselves too seriously… Of all people, we should be the most free, alive, interesting. Celebration adds a note of gaiety, festivity, hilarity to our lives. After all, Jesus rejoiced so fully that he was accused of being a wine-bibber and a glutton.” Richard Foster
“Our heavenly Father loves us with an extravagant abandon. Passionate, undignified worship is our only reasonable response.” Matt Redman
Caleb Meakins has plenty of experience in stepping out of his comfort zone. He founded the Shift movement, a community of young Christians with a vision to see people captivated by God and impacting culture, and more recently set up Bake and Brew, a coffee house and creative community space in Ethiopia. In this episode, he joins us to share his thoughts on the importance of living an undignified life and how to overcome a fear of failure.