Tuesday, August 18, 2009

on disappointing others

I'm reading a book called Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. One thing that struck me as I was reading tonight was as the author was talking about how Jesus disappointed a lot of people.
His disciples held Him up to this imaginary model of the Messiah that they had dreamed up.
His parents expected Him to be a King.
His followers wanted Him to fix all their problems.

But. Mr. Scazzero goes on to show that because Jesus was secure in His father's love and what He had called Him to do, He was able to do what He had been called to do without becoming bitter with those who held unrealistic expectations and unfair judgments of Him.

I just thought that was interesting. That's all. Feel free to comment if you want...