When Jesus returns he isn’t going to be looking for “good people.” “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith? Will he find people who have entrusted their entire life, the totality of their life, everything and every part of their life to him?
Is the point of being a Christian just to be a “good person”?
Jesus invites us time and time again, “Follow me.” Follow him where? Down the path of destiny. Easy to come up with other things we find more enticing or important. But only this path leads to the freedom, rest, peace, and fulfillment we seek.
Something happens, because a person is at work. He is if he changes, if he does something, if there is a real change.
God is not into divine command theory. He’s into you flourishing as the person you were made to be. But that comes only through life with Him, and only by remaining with Him. How do we remain?
Ever feel like you have all the pieces, but something still seems to be missing? Been a Catholic your whole life but something is still off?
Jesus doesn’t come to be a “good guy,” but he does come to do something described as “good.”
When we hear about Jesus coming again to judge, and about the fire…yeah, excuse me for thinking that might not be such great news!
There was a moment when we decided we would do it ourself. And that was the same moment that “Jesus is our redeemer” became just another thing written on a Hallmark card.
The King doesn’t demand our subservience. With arms outstretched, He offers us an invitation. And He begs us to accept.