Faith is easy when we are in our glory days. But it is often more of a challenge when adversity sets in. Please read the following article about a former evangelical pastor who is battling a losing battle against ALS. (You will have to “cut and paste” as I have even yet to figure out how to import a link to this blog.)
Faith is so easy when we can bask in the “sizz, boom, bah” of carefully orchestrated, entertainment-oriented religion. It used to be so comforting to know that I belonged to a “happenin'” mega-church. We were sooo cool. God, what a false reality!. I do not think that God had in mind creating a false reality when he sent Jesus into the world. I think he had in mind a meaningful faith in which life’s difficulties were embraced, not covered up with sham, canned religion.