Think of the one person on this planet whom you despise more than anyone else. Here’s what Jesus says we should do about people like that:
Pray for them.
What would happen if people actually took Jesus’ words seriously? Think we’d have less war? Fewer shootings in our neighborhoods?
One day, two blind men came to Jesus. They wanted to see. He asked them a simple question that cut right to the heart of the matter:
Do you believe I can make you see?
Yes, Lord, we do.
Jesus and the disciples were hanging out in a boat one night. A violent storm suddenly broke out. Waves started pounding the boat and it was nearly swamped.
The disciples were freaking. Jesus was sleeping.
So they woke him up. “Don’t you care if we drown?” they asked him.
Today is Ascension Thursday, a day celebrated by Christians all over the world on the 40th day after Easter. Why all the fuss?
Here’s why …
After his resurrection, Jesus spent the next forty days convincing the disciples that he was alive and telling ’em about God’s kingdom. Here were his last recorded words on this planet: