|by Steve Kelly, courtesy of the Times-Picayune|
At least for Christians, Jesus made it pretty clear that following him was not gonna be any bed of roses. If this life was all that there is, I might be a little disappointed. I wouldn't have any right to be disappointed since like most Americans, I qualify as one of the richest people on the planet when you consider all of the people inhabiting this blue ball spinning out there in space. Sure, things are somewhat tougher for us now than they may have been in the past but there are probably a few billion people who would trade places with me in a nanosecond. Last week, I followed the stories of 4 bloggers traveling in Guatemala with Compassion International. I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of the people they came in contact with would be thrilled to live with the minor limitations that I'm living with.
Here's some good news: this is not all there is and this is not even our home. We're here on this planet for a season but the best is yet to come!
How does looking at life from an eternal perspective change how you view your current challenges?