Why do I blog? Dirty Laundry
Apr 122009

It is one of the most significant events to a follower of Jesus Christ. It is a mystery. It can’t be proven. The resurrection of Jesus Christ requires a leap of faith.

I remember an intro to philosophy class and intro to world religions class at Southwestern Michigan College when I was 19 years old. At the time I was estranged (like so many) from the Catholic faith. After 15 years, a couple of things stick out about those classes.

Most of the philosophers that we studied, regardless of their theorem, were reported to make some kind of leap of faith as they were approaching their death. It was so compelling for those intelligent, successful, rational minds to take that leap of faith before they passed. They succumbed to something inside of them. I remember a very devoted Christian woman in her 40s tear up. She was devout but not able to admit the resurrection of her savior was in fact a mystery. It is. It requires a leap of faith. It isn’t a flaw, it’s a fact. The belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God is a leap of faith beyond our understanding.

The intro to world religions class explained the similar leaps of faith required in other religions. That class taught me about the similar Love that is often present in other religions. It can be a stepping stone to the one true faith that I believe is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I still have the textbook of that class on my bookshelf. When Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, etc., come up in the news, I know where to look for the history of their faith. I realize that those people are lost and looking – and I want to show to them that I care enough to understand them.

Dear God, thank You for making it so clear to me which leap of faith I should choose. Thank You for being a loving and caring God, though You are a mystery, You are not hard to understand. Please help me be a beacon for Your eternal salvation. Amen.

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