It’s in last week’s Newsweek cover which says “Forget the Church. Follow Jesus.” written by British political commentator Andrew Sullivan. One paragraph which struck me I am quoting here “All of which is to say something so obvious it is almost taboo: Christianity itself is in crisis. It seems no accident to me that so many Christians now embrace materialist self-help rather than ascetic self-denial—or that most Catholics, even regular churchgoers, have tuned out the hierarchy in embarrassment or disgust. Given this crisis, it is no surprise that the fastest-growing segment of belief among the young is atheism, which has leapt in popularity in the new millennium. Nor is it a shock that so many have turned away from organized Christianity and toward “spirituality,” co-opting or adapting the practices of meditation or yoga, or wandering as lapsed Catholics in an inquisitive spiritual desert. The thirst for God is still there. How could it not be, when the profoundest human questions—Why does the universe exist rather than nothing? How did humanity come to be on this remote blue speck of a planet? What happens to us after death?—remain as pressing and mysterious as they’ve always been.” Click here to read full article. It’s quite true what this paragraph is describing about the current situation of many believers nowadays. Easter is about belief, trust and faith. Jesus’ disciples after going around with Him for so long before his death, after the crucifixion could not even believe He has risen from the dead and Thomas claimed he would not believe Jesus is alive till he put his fingers on his palm where the nails has broken Him. From generations to generations, we are all filled with unbelief and lack of trust in our hearts, when would we surrender our heart whole-heartedly to God?
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible foryou.”
Matthew 17:20I pray to God that we take Easter as the concrete fact about His promise to us as He has sacrificed His life and resurrect.Postscript QuoteI find your lack of faith disturbing.Darth Vader, Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope