A Happy Religion?
Just last week one of the students in my English class commented 'I think that you have a very happy religion'.
Maybe it was my grin (a combination of nerves and my delight at the questions they were asking), but I would rather think that it was in response to my answer to her previous question: 'So are you saying that if you are a Christian, all you have to do is believe Jesus and you will go to heaven?'.
It was a great reminder to me of the very real joy that comes from truly understanding the grace of God. It is so different from the burden of a religion that tries desperately to appease God, to do 'enough'.
What a wonderful opportunity to share this joy with others for whom it is so foreign!
This week we are doing Timothy Partnership exams. It has been another full and busy and rewarding semester of learning, which seems again to have gone so fast. After the exams I am looking forward to catching up with and meeting some of my fellow students 'in the flesh', having 'met' them in class this term. One of the great 'fringe benefits' of this course has been getting to know brothers and sisters in Christ I would otherwise not have met, and sharing with them the joys, and struggles, knowing that we are working together in serving the King.