Jesus’ sentences stand like quivering swords of flame because He did not come to bring peace but revolution.
The Gospel is a cutting-edge, rolling thunder, convulsive earthquake in the world of the human spirit.
In entering human spirit, God has shattered all previous conceptions of who God is.
The life He has planned for you is much like the life He lived.
He was not poor so that you may be rich.
He was not mocked so that you may be honored.
He was not laughed at so that you could be praised.
You are not to fill up what is wanting in the suffering of Christ.
It is a call to live outward. It’s a reminder that we must die to “self” and live our lives outward in service to others. It is a reminder that there is an eternal life. There is a kingdom to come and in that kingdom, you will have a role to play just as you do in this life.
All you have to offer in this life is your soul. It is the one gift you were put on this earth to offer others. It isn’t about gathering all you can. It is a call to give all of yourself away.