As most of you who read my posts know, I am a big fan of Jesus.  Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about how the things Jesus taught and did while on earth were so different from what I observe in our world today.  Actually, the things he did were markedly different from what was observed in his day too.  His way of life was unexpected and counter-cultural.  People either fell in love with the strangeness of it or were threatened or angered by it.

As I learn more about the way Jesus did things, I am increasingly enamored with it.  I want to do things just like him, even if it looks completely strange to the rest of the world.  His way brings a continuous peace, an unshakable joy, and an everlasting hope that the world’s way has never provided me.  To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, here are a few examples of what I’ve observed about the world’s way versus Jesus’.   


The Way of The World vs The Way of Jesus 
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).  If what he said is true, then it makes sense that his way would be the best way to do things—the way that brings life and abundant joy.  Although I and other Christ followers fail incredibly at doing as he taught, it is life-giving and refreshing whenever he helps me follow him or whenever I see him helping others walking in his ways.  May he continue to work in me to make me more like him!