“Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.”
St. Pope John Paul II
Adventures tend to be exciting.
New things to see.
People to meet.
Experiences to experience.
Often there is some sort of setback that occurs.
A hurdle to overcome.
But in the end,
we are stronger than that challenge.
We come out on top
and have the story to tell
and the memories to recall.
Our relationships can be thought of as adventures.
Being the humans that we are,
we don’t expect our friendships to sail smoothly all the time.
There will be some bumps and bruises.
And we know that.
When the time comes,
we decide if it is a relationship worth fighting for or not.
I think that often,
we don’t apply the same generosity to our relationship with Christ.
We expect it all to be smooth sailing
and when it’s not,
we throw a fit.
Instead of accepting life with Christ as an adventure with highs and lows,
we expect it to be a ride set on cruise control.
We perceive the lows in our lives as times Christ doesn’t take one for the team
when in reality,
everything He does or doesn’t do,
is for our good.
We pray for Him to change our circumstances
when He might be using those circumstances to change us for the better.
When life doesn’t go according to our plan,
we question Christ’s plan for us.
Life with Christ is an adventure.
We embrace adventurous experiences.
We embrace the adventure of friendship.
Could we do a better job embracing life with Christ?