A quote, worth repeating.
Funny, how someone else's words are just the challenge (& reminder) that I need. It is easy to get caught up in discomforts. Easy to see how when we try to walk humbly we end up getting stepped on. It is easy to focus on the "me" that is trying to stake itself as king.
But by going back, to one of our foundational beliefs -we are challenged. What comfort is worth disgracing God's name? What pleasure is so amazing that it cannot be given up to follow Christ?
If we truly believe what we say, then I ask you, do our lives live up to what we amen from our pews? Do our actions give testimony of the self-denying Messiah we follow?
If Jesus Christ be God...if we truly believe that...then how are our lives communicating that truth?