During my formative college years I studied nothing but art and theology. I used to love the classes so much that I’d run to them. Something about debating the meaning of life just gets me so juiced. I believe this is the main ingredient that J. C. along with his contemporaries. In this day, people are so caught up in their phones and themselves that they forget to even stop and think about the divine mystery of the universe. We are simply too disctracted. The worst part is as time goes on, our offspring seems to be more and more entitled. This must stop. We must come back to earth and our roots. We must slow down and connect with on a spiritual level. I challenge you to not use your computer, tv, or phone for three weeks. The level of dependancy will shock you. The first week will be hard but you will find a new found freedom by the time your are done. The irony of typing this post is making me feel like I need to get off this thing at once. In conclusion, there is still a little window of summer left so get out there, disconnect, and tune in to the spirit.
J.C. Ryle was a bishop of Liverpool. He has many amazing writing that one would enjoy. He was a prolific writer on many levels and leader in the church. One of my favorite qoutes is
“It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a mere nominal Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease, and our worldliness. All must be given up. We must fight an enemy who comes against us with thousands of followers. We must build a tower in troubled times. Our Lord Jesus Christ would have us thoroughly understand this. He bids us “count the cost.” – J.C. Cryle
qoute pulled from http://www.graceonlinelibrary.org/christian-life/the-cost-of-being-a-true-christian-by-j-c-ryle/