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’.