“As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them” (Luke 7:38).

The inability to do nothing! Isn’t that the standard Jesus set? He single-handedly turned the temple upside down and inside out by turning over tables and tossing out money changers. He confronted the Pharisee’s hypocrisy. He exorcised an evil spirit from a man possessed by demons. And He stopped a funeral procession in its tracks by raising a boy from the dead. Jesus was anything but passive. He was the epitome of passion. In fact, the last week of His life is called “Passion Week.” So regardless of personality type, His followers ought to be the most passionate people on the planet. Going all in means defying religious protocol for the sake of God-ordained passions—like the most famous party-crasher of all time did, the prostitute who broke open her bottle of perfume to anoint Jesus’ feet. When will we realize that indecision is a decision? When will we come to terms with the fact that inaction is an action? The church was never meant to be a noun. And when it turns into a noun, it becomes a turn-off. The church was meant to be a verb, an action verb. Two thousand years ago, Jesus gave the command to charge! And He’s never sounded the retreat.

Adapted from “All In” by Mark Batterson