STOP! STICK WITH ME HERE! THIS IS IMPORTANT!
So what caught your attention here? Was it my exclamation to cease what you are doing and hear me out for a second? Was it Bono’s name, big and bold, in black and white? Or was it something more COMPELLING?
Are you compelled? Good. Keep reading.
I believe what Mr. Paul D. Hewson is saying, and what C.S. Lewis said before him, about Jesus is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT to you, to me, and to everyone. Read it again if you’re not quite catching my drift:
“So what you’re left with is: either Christ was who He said He was, the Messiah, or a complete nutcase… I’m not joking here. The idea that the entire course of civilization for over half of the globe could have its fate changed and turned upside-down by a nutcase, for me, that’s farfetched …”
Are you starting to understand?
Jesus, when you REALLY look at him and his life and what he says, cannot be just “a good teacher”. It doesn’t work. Someone who claims they are God, performs many MANY miracles, invites people who are thirsty to come and drink of him is either who he says he is, or he’s insane. And someone who is insane does not turn the course of an entire people group and later half the world on its head, as Jesus has and continues to do!
We MUST all reckon with this man! Jesus does not give us the option to ignore or dismiss him when we really come face to face with who he is, what he did and what he said. This is ON PURPOSE!
Are you compelled? Good. I’m asking you to really consider this Jesus because he IS your destiny whether you love him or hate him.