The one thing I love about Jesus is the fact that He showed what a Godly life on earth looks like. And with that, He confuses us terribly. He kept on saying things to crowds that made everyone leave. It is not really what we want. You should bring in the crowds, not chase them away! We want stuff to have a logical path and conclusion. None of this “for whosoever will save his life shall lose it” stuff. And what about “the cross” and “life in full”? What is all that about? Perhaps God knows something we don’t?
I’m going to quote the wise on this subject matter. Read it carefully. “Why is God like this?” And perhaps just as important: “Do our lives resemble this strange Godly upside-down-daily-living in ANY way?”
“‘A real Christian’ is an odd one anyway. They feel supreme love for ONE whom they have never seen, talk familiarly everyday to SOMEONE they cannot see, expect to go to heaven on the virtue of ANOTHER, empties themselves in order to be full, admits they are wrong so they can be declared right, goes down in order to get up, is strongest when they are weakest, richest when they are poorest, and happiest when they feel the worst. They die so they can live, forsake in order to have, give away so they can keep, see the invisible, hear the inaudible, and know that which passes knowledge.” – A.W. Tozer
If the world is sane, then Jesus is mad as a hatter and the Last Supper is the Mad Tea Party. The world says, Mind your own business, and Jesus says, There is no such thing as your own business. The world says, Follow the wisest course and be a success, and Jesus says, Follow me and be crucified. The world says, Drive carefully—the life you save may be your own—and Jesus says, Whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. The world says, Law and order, and Jesus says, Love. The world says, Get, and Jesus says, Give. In terms of the world’s sanity, Jesus is crazy as a coot, and anybody who thinks he can follow him without being a little crazy too is laboring less under a cross than under a delusion. – Frederick Buechner
Come and join the crazy people!! It’s the only way to sanity 🙂