We need to respond with the values that we see in Jesus Christ’s life.
In order to worship, it is necessary to truly understand who we are and who the God of all ages is, over and above what He does for us.
Are our emotions and feelings, our explosive characters or our desires more authentic than our responsibilities?
Although it’s licit and appropriate to enjoy what we have, it’s not if we do so at the expense of the One who gave it to us, and less so if we sacrifice His call for our own.
A good part of what we do in front of the mirror and in front of others as well, is to put on makeup and cover-up whatever we’re unable to accept. Something similar happens in our day to day life as well, in front of the mirror of the Word.
The piece that doesn’t fit is called God and it gives meaning and perspective to all the other pieces.
In Christianity, accessing a new way of life, the eternal life, implies swapping one type of slavery for another, although these types of slavery are worlds apart in form and intention.
The fact is that we are essentially consuming experiences and our thirst doesn’t seem to go away, but to increase.
Sometimes, even in our Christian life, obedience results in sadness.
So often, we’re believers who hide under the bed or under a rug, whose main desire is to remain unnoticed so that nobody condemns us to such an extent that we’re unable to deal with it.
How many times have we wondered why somebody who professes to love us so much -a relative, our spouse, our child, a friend or a colleague- treats us in a way that shows deep disrespect, indifference and selfishness -be it with their gestures, words, or attitudes?
He, what He gives to us, how He gives it and His timing in doing so, is always enough.