Democrats in the Senate and the House are deeply divided over so-called infrastructure bills. The Washington Post reports: "Many liberals don’t trust moderates. Key moderates no longer trust congressional leaders or the White House. And few in the House trust the Senate." What is going on in Washington?
We’ve been focusing this week on ways to help people seek God who don’t believe they need to seek God: exhibit life transformation that is attractive to others, choose compassion over condemnation, and embrace excellence through dependence on God. Today let’s add a fourth dimension: demonstrate compelling joy despite changing circumstances.
This week we’re focusing on ways to help people turn to God who do not believe they need to turn to God. We have discussed the importance of demonstrating personally the transformation we then invite others to experience and of building relational bridges out of compassion rather than condemnation. Today, let’s embrace excellence with dependence.
The US House of Representatives passed a bill last Friday that has been overlooked by much of the media since it has virtually no chance of advancing in the US Senate. However, its consequences are so disastrous for every American and its rhetoric is so deceptive that every Christ-follower needs to know more about it.
All people are created by God with a “Christ-shaped emptiness” (paraphrasing Pascal), whether they know it or not. When lost people meet Christians in whose lives Christ is active, empowering, gracious, and compelling, what they are missing draws them to the only One who can satisfy the deep hunger of their souls.
That the Taliban is encountering resistance in their quest to be recognized as the official government of Afghanistan should not come as a surprise. That they want to be legitimized on the global level, however, is an even more important development.