Wouldn’t it be wonderful if religion magically made all your problems disappear? That’s what some people think it is! And when it doesn’t work that way – when they realize that religion requires discipline, purpose, humility, waiting, serving and studying, they want out.
Jesus says “the kingdom of heaven” is a treasure so valuable it is worth giving up everything else in order to have it. But Jesus doesn’t wave a wand and suddenly make all our greed, selfishness, fear, worry and prized possessions disappear. One of the Twelve-Step pieces of literature says we first have to be willing and and then we have to act. In doing so, “we make room for a Power greater than ourselves to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. We need only open the door to let the healing begin.”
Open the door – even just a crack – and see what God can do.
A blessed Tuesday.