One thing I’ve learnt to be true over the past year or so:

A person’s spiritual maturity is better measured by their relationships with the people around them than it is by how much they talk about spiritual things.

Anyone who would object to the notion of God on the grounds of suffering, should only do so with the knowledge that there exists one religion that conceives of a God who experienced more of that suffering than any other being in the universe, in order to rescue us from it.

If “God” is to be found guilty, then this God must be among those put on trial, as a suffering God is the only God Christians have ever proposed.

The questions we’re all asking.

These are strange questions.

Would you love me if I wasn’t as impressive? Would you love me if I wasn’t as smart? Would you love me if I wasn’t on top of things in my life? Would you love me if I hurt people? Would you love me if I really caused some pain? Would you love me if I was immature, if I lacked wisdom, if I didn’t know what I was doing, didn’t know who I was?

These are strange questions. But they are the questions we’re all asking.

Only now I’m asking them consciously, desperate for the answer to be yes.

When I love you and you refuse to love me, I hurt because I have lost something.
When God loves you and you refuse to love God, God hurts because you have lost something.

Ravi Zacharias