A good invitation fills us with joy.
There is a wonderful joy that comes from discovering something (or someone) for the first time. There is also an immense joy that comes from rediscovering something (or someone). When I come home from a trip, whether I have been gone for two days or two weeks, I get the joy of rediscovering my wife and children.
To rediscover is a beautiful thing. It’s time to rediscover Jesus—not just for our own sake, but for our children and their children, for the sake of our local church communities, for society at large, and for all humanity.
Look around you. The world is constantly grappling with crisis and war. People are weary from the dysfunction of their own lives. The chaos is crying out for order. The complexity is crying out for simplicity. At every level in society, from the beggar on the street to the leaders of nations, we are all looking for something to solve the crisis of our lives and of our times.
It is time to stop looking for something and start looking to someone—Jesus of Nazareth. For more than two thousand years he has been performing miracles in the lives of ordinary men and women. Now he wants to perform miracles in you and through you.
Are you ready?
Excerpt taken from Chapter 3 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).
What area of your life will benefit most from accepting God’s invitation to rediscover Jesus?
Stop everything. For at least a few minutes today, stop and consider God’s invitation. (It’s Friday! Don’t forget to abstain from meat today. For more information, click here.)
Jesus, thank you for all the times you have invited me to rediscover you and your message. Help me not to squander this opportunity.