The Christian life is THE Great Adventure!
Becoming disciples of our Lord Jesus is our call in this fallen world — which means growing up and becoming mature in Christ Jesus. The journey of life the world has to offer is no comparison to what God offers through Jesus Christ. But many Christians are not experiencing Christianity in its fullness and richness.
Jesus told his disciples to love one another. He said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Easier said than done! Christian living in this fallen world is tough. It’s painful, often marked with suffering and challenges everything about the way we see, think, believe and who or what we choose to trust.
Jesus literally turned the world upside down by demolishing the lies and deceptions of this world. He told us to be in the world but not of the world. In his Sermon on the Mount Jesus obliterates religious self-interest and teaches us about selflessness and sacrifice that comes from love. Of course, it got him crucified. And Jesus is calling us to be crucified too — crucified to the world, to our flesh and to the futility of our thinking. The question is, will we? Do we want Jesus? Or, do we only want what he can give us in the way of blessings?