Monday, March 23, 2009

The Faithful

"You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." - 2Timothy 2:1-2

It is interesting to me that Paul chooses to use the term "grace" in this passage, because it seems that Grace, God's grace, is the hardest concept for us, as Christians, to understand. So often we make the mistake of equating God's grace with our own understanding of the word; as if we have any idea what true grace actually looks like. We must remember that we, in no way, can measure God's attributes against our own. There is absolutely no basis of comparison.

And what about the later half of this passage? About us entrusting what we have heard to faithful men who will be able to teach others also? Have we, as the western Christian community, failed to do this? Is this why so many of us proclaim to non-believers, "Jesus loves you!" but lack the sound, theological doctrine to explain why this is true?

Where has this disconnect come from? And how can we, as the living church, bridge this gap?
Who will make us "faithful men"?

None other but Jesus Christ Himself.

Stay in the word.


1 comment:

  1. Amen. Mystery invites us to sit at His feet. His beauty and vision will unfold for all eternity... let's get started!