If our Jesus is awesome because of the easiness we seem to be having in life, then our Jesus is nothing more than a product of our imagination. For the moment someone shows us how such easiness came at the perils of others, we ought to start questioning our conception of Jesus vs. Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God.
“God is good”, is often mentioned by those assessing their situation to be above satisfactory.
If those who are suffering and lacking in needs are struggling to say the same, then the goodness of God is partial.
When we see evil at play and that we cross our arms with the belief that it’s none of our business, what roles are we playing then? Accessories to evil?
When opportunities are pronounced as available to all but assured to few, are they really opportunities or setups?
We may not be the cause of evil, but our actions or inactions may often promote it rather than discourage it.
When I hear certain worship songs, I often tell myself that someone certainly have to mentally step out of their situations to believe that God is the kind of God that the song is claiming Him to be, while many others do not have to step out of themselves since the very spirit of the song conveys the easiness of life they reckon to be rightly theirs.
If we’re not talking about the God that is reachable by anyone, and who reaches everyone, and who has reached everyone equally in Christ Jesus through the shed blood and the living hope of eternal life then our worship of God is in vain.
We sing, “what a friend we have in Jesus!”. But can others even say, “what a friend they have in us!” How many can even say such, even without singing it?
Some of us are not primarily looking for a professional but a friend. Some of us are not looking for a pastor or a doctor, but someone who can relate to our situation without the need to keep us at a certain distance.
“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” (1 John 4:20)
At the very least, can we be friends to each other?
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)