No matter how painful world challenges are at the time, these things pass, but the long term legacy on behaviours and society often remains.
This is our time to think not about ourselves, but about our neighbours. Many of whom are scared, and will only grow more so as the virus spreads.
How did Christianity travel across the globe? Because people decided to take the message of Jesus to the ends of the earth.
Jesus wasn’t interested in their religious rituals or their religious pronouncements. Above everything else, Jesus was interested in mercy.
True freedom is the knowledge that Jesus has triumphed over sin to set us free. We each have weaknesses and when we try to tackle these on our own we fail.
When he was 51 years old, Mike prayed his first prayer in 35 years, to a God whose existence he was quite uncertain about… but he prayed all the same.
It is often easier to see what another person should be doing about their frogs- “change this situation now!” we say. “Don’t let it keep building up!”
I have a very good friend who frequently says to me, “Eli, get over yourself!” I couldn’t count the number of times he has said this.
Hernán knew about God as a teenager however, at the age of fifteen, he started smoking marijuana and later began to use cocaine.
If yesterday was the shore, today we push out into new waters. What new lands we might find! New relationships and fulfilled dreams could lie ahead.