This is Monday morning, Memorial Day in the United States. As you have probably seen we posted a special Memorial Day weekend article a couple of days ago and several have made some thoughtful comments about it. This is a bit of an unusual topic for this blog and some may wonder if it is really appropriate.
Here is my thinking: The Kingdom of God changes the way we think about everything or at least it should. It should change the way I think about my multiple sclerosis, my possessions, my relationships, my anxieties, my citizenship, and my enemies. The list goes on and on.
In none of these cases should I be squeezed into the world’s mold or go with the flow, but in all cases, my mind should be transformed by the mind of Jesus. Will that sometimes—even many times—make me an alien and stranger in this world? Absolutely. But that is the way of Jesus, and the only way for us to shine like stars in the universe.