For those not sure what Christians are talking about when we get all spiritual and God consumed etc…think about this.
How excited are you when there’s a great rock concert by your favorite artist?
Don’t you try and go with buddies who love the music as much as you?
Is there not great anticipation?
Tickets are expensive, travel to and from the venue lengthy, but once there, everybody’s in sync with other fanatics and the high cost long forgotten.
In today’s Gospel (Luke 9) Jesus spells out what one must do to attend His concert–eternal life
If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
So, if you thought those concert tickets were pricey, check out the demands of this rock star Jesus.
He wants us to pay daily, with self-denial.
We may not have been to heaven yet, but considering the price we’re willing to pay for the ticket, now you know why we get so excited.
Just so you know, upon request, God downloads a band member into our hearts, called the Holy Spirit, to help with the heavy lifting.