We all need a little encouragement along the way as we follow Christ. The quote below is from J. Heinrich Arnold, and he captures the essence of discipleship quite well. May this encourage you in your small corner of the kingdom.
"We know that by ourselves we cannot change the world. But Christ will, and we want to give ourselves voluntarily to him. He demands our whole personality and our whole life. He came to save the world, and we believe that he, not any human leader, will one day govern the earth. For him we live, and for him we are willing to die. That is all that is asked of anyone. Jesus does not expect perfection, but he expects us to serve him wholeheartedly."
As we look forward to celebrating Canada Day we can be grateful for the wonderful country we live in. We can be proud to be Canadian. But that kind of pride needs limits. Our highest allegiance is always to Jesus. I came across the following from Myron Augsburger:
"There is no other movement in the world so important as the church. The more genuinely the church can live as the body of Christ, serving under his headship and extending his mission, the more we enrich our respective societies and enhance the good among humanity."
Pastor Ward Parkinson