The problem with many Christians today is not that they enjoy too many things at the expense of the Kingdom. It is that they don't enjoy things enough as children of the King. We don't need more radical sacrifice as much as we need more rejoicing saints. The greatest evangelical need of the hour may be for us to eat more, drink more and celebrate more. "And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." Acts 2:46-47 "Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 "For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving," 1 Timothy 4:4 "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching AND TO FELLOWSHIP, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Acts 2:42 "A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God," Ecclesiastes 2:24 "So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun." Ecclesiastes 8:15 "And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the LORD your God has blessed you." Deuteronomy 12:7 "Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice." Deuteronomy 14:26 And these verses do not even scratch the surface of this important truth expounded throughout Scripture! This truth is actually more radical than those ideas most greatly touted as radical in Christianity right now. We actually ARE supposed to enjoy the goodness of God. Are we to give? CERTAINLY! Are we to witness? OF COURSE! Are we to work? MOST ASSUREDLY! Are a few of us called to remote jungles to die in squalor reaching the unreached? ABSOLUTELY! But none of this changes the fact that the people of God in general are to be known for their love for eating, drinking and celebrating together. No one should be able to enjoy a good steak like a group of blessed Christians. No one should be able to relish a good glass of wine like the redeemed! No one should be able to match the happiness found among a gathering of God's thankful children who revel together in the blessings of life he has poured out upon them! Could it be that this is the radical truth this generation needs most?