This Holy Week, I begin to think about the state of Christianity in the world today. Everywhere I turn, there is hatred for the Christian lifestyle. The media claims that we are a Church of hate because of the way we live. Because we stand up for the sanctity of marriage and the sacredness of every human life, we are considered too traditional or even intolerant of others.
“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”
The world believes that it is freer than ever because of so much “tolerance.” The truth is, we are not free of materialism and selfishness, it consumes us. We want everything in excess, whether it is money, items, or even some sort of fake love. Society believes that all of this will make people happy, but when you continue to hoard items on your boat, you’re bound to sink.
True Christianity goes against all of that. We are to follow the perfect example of Christ. Not only did God create all of us and everything we need, but, when we failed, He sent His only Son to save us. And, not only that, our Lord, Jesus Christ took on human flesh to do this. He gave the ultimate sacrifice in the most…sacrificial way. If I was suffering so much and I knew that I had a way out, I probably would take that way out, wouldn’t you? He didn’t. He did all of this for you and me, even though we fail over and over.