What if just 10% of Christians today actually lived the way Jesus asked us to? What would that world look like? Can you imagine it?
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“The most ruinous evasion of all,” says the philosopher Keirkegaard, “is to be hidden in the crowd in an attempt to escape God’s supervision of him as an individual, in an attempt to get away from hearing God’s voice as an individual.” To which Thomas à Kempis concludes: “He, therefore, who aims at attaining to a more interior and spiritual life, must, with Jesus, depart from the crowd.”
Why, when we’re promised a life of joy and fullness, does the dark night descend like a curtain, leaving us without the consolation we so desperately desire?
Jesus' little band of apostles were certainly few in number, but that’s all He needed. And He knew they would always be few. Jesus never pinned his hopes on large numbers. In fact, if there is to be any positive change in the world, those numbers may actually have to get smaller. A lot smaller.
Thomas à Kempis advises, “Turn your eyes upon yourself, and avoid passing judgment upon other men’s doings. In judging others a man labors to no purpose, very often errs, and easily falls into sin. But to judge and examine himself is always a labor full of profit.”
Thomas à Kempis observed, “Jesus has now many lovers of His Heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He has many desirous of His consolation, but few of His tribulation. He finds plenty of companions of His table, but few of His abstinence. All wish to rejoice with Christ, but few wish to bear anything for His sake." What, then, does it mean to follow Him?