Happiness and freedom come at a cost, but the good news of the Gospel is that the cost is everything that actually robs you of happiness and freedom. True joy and lasting peace, both inwardly and outwardly, can be found in Christ and His Way. But we have to be brave enough to actually walk that path.
More and more I’m convinced that a truly powerful witness is not going to come from eloquent explanations of doctrine or passion for a moral or civil cause. In this cultural moment, the most powerful witness is going to come from those of us who live with what Edwin Friedman called a “non-anxious presence.”