This is God’s day

Being a Christian is a 24/7 activity.

A young woman  I once met had just attended her first Sunday worship service. It was in a Christian Science church. When asked what she got from the service, she paused, then answered, “I learned there’s a whole lot more to being a Christian than sitting in a pew on Sunday and trying to be a good person.”

Wow! She got a lot from that one hour, I thought. While I probably felt something similar my first time attending a Christian Science church service, she verbalized her experience so well. I don’t know exactly what that “whole lot more” meant to her at the time, but it was enough to begin her sincere and serious study of Christian Science. 

As helpful as pew-sitting (and listening) on Sunday and striving to be a good person can be, one can’t delve into Christ’s Christianity long before realizing that being a Christian is a 24/7 activity. It involves dedication and faithfulness, and is both a privilege and a duty. It’s a moment-by-moment, thought-by-thought striving to follow in every detail of our lives the example of Christ Jesus, whose every thought, word, and deed proved God’s constant, invariable, omnipotent love for His children. And this love impels us to love God with all our heart, soul, might, and mind, and our neighbor as ourself.

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