G. K. Chesterton once quipped, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”
Jesus tells us being a Christian is more than merely saying Lord, Lord. To be Christian is to believe in that what Jesus believes in.
Twenty-three times in the Gospels Jesus invites us to follow him—to follow him in doing the will of his Father in heaven.
We are continually being invited to enter into communion with the saints before us, to follow Jesus in the Holy Spirit and to do our part to realize the kingdom of heaven here on earth.
To know what true meaningful life is, John Stott writes, “We recite the creed in church, and sing hymns expressive of devotion to Christ. We even exercise a variety of ministries in his name. But he is not impressed by our pious and orthodox words. He still asks for evidence of our sincerity in good works of obedience.”
Let’s give Christianity a try, shall we.
The Reverend Deacon Heino Claessions St. Albans Glen Williams.