This struck me as well, with my children...expecting overnight, one size fits all transformation in them. David Platt goes on to say:
"Making disciples is not an easy process. It is trying. It is messy. It is slow, tedious, even painful at times. It is all these things because it is relational. Jesus has not given us an effortless step-by-step forumula for impacting nations for his glory. He has given us people and he has said, "Live for them. Love them. Serve them. and lead them. Lead them to follow me and lead them to lead others to follow me."
Again, I see this so much in relation to my four children. I must start at home first.
I also loved how he shared in this chapter about the church leaders in Sudan, who listen to the teachings of the Bible taking copious notes, so they can turn around and teach it to others. I remember sitting in Bible studies and thinking, I want my kids to get this. Just to realize we are not listening and feeding on the word for our own filling only, but to then turn around and feed others. It will be interesting to see how this will play out in our lives.
I have to say, Chapter 5 is with all the tension and pain of this book so far. I want to go back and read it again...before I move on to Chapter 6. You can check out other people's reactions to Chapter 5 of Radical at Marla's blog.