People of Possibility
GOD WANTS TO FILL YOU WITH HOPE SO YOU CAN SEE THE POSSIBILITIES.
These are trying times for people of faith. But when my heart is weary and my mind is tortured, I always return to two truths. The first is this: Christianity has never failed. It is simply incapable of failure. Many have failed to live the Christianity they professed, but that is human failure, not the failure of Christianity. Whenever and wherever the teachings of Jesus have been taken seriously, the results have been astounding, and yet remarkably similar.
Throughout history, over and over again, when someone has wholeheartedly embraced Jesus and his teachings, that person has been transformed from a shadow of his real self into a shining example of what the human person is actually capable of when we allow God to direct our lives.
The second truth that I direct my heart and mind to in times of discouragement is this: If Christians behaved like Christians, the world would be a very different place. There are two billion Christians on the planet today. How would the world be different if we Christians simply behaved as Christians? Imagine.
It is time to refocus on the essential invitation of Christianity that is found in the Gospels. It is an invitation to complete joy delivered by Jesus Christ.
It is time to rediscover Jesus.
Excerpt taken from Chapter 39 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).
Have you ever tried to live Christianity wholeheartedly?
Spend a few minutes today thinking about Jesus’ suffering and death. If you can, schedule some time during the three o’clock hour, when Jesus died on the cross. Think about his incredible suffering. Think about his incredible love for you. Think about how you can model his incredible sacrificial love in your own life.
Lord, help me to see the possibilities.