It was always just easier to agree. My mom and I would be in a fight. I knew what the next half hour was going to be like. I knew what she was going to say. I knew what I was going to say. So, I had a choice to make. Do I make my case or do I eat it? Do I fight or do I agree. The answer came down to how much time I had and how much effort I was willing to invest. I was a teenager. Of course I was in the right. But I also knew that I wanted this to be as painless as possible. Was it going to be easier to just be quiet and agree? When she was done, I would say yes maam and go about doing exactly what I wanted to do. I am sure this does not sound like any of you or your children!!
It's really easy to agree with Jesus. He's got this Kingdom business down. Love your enemies: absolutely. Deny yourself: check. Forgive as I have forgiven you: of course. We agree! We say amen! Preach on my brother, I could not say it better myself. Yet, have you realized it doesn't take much to simply agree? Maybe it is time for you to stop agreeing with Jesus and get into the fray of living out Jesus.
Join us this next weekend where we will talk about "Becoming Love" in a world that desperately needs us to do more than agree.