Normal says to hate your enemies. Jesus says to love them. Normal seeks revenge on those who hurt you. Jesus shows you how to be kind to those who harm you. If someone hits you, then normal swings back. Jesus teaches you to turn the other cheek.
To really follow Jesus, to know him, meant that I’d have to be different from my friends and everyone else.
his method often involves diverting us from our heart’s desire by getting us to settle for what’s normal instead of pursuing God’s best.
Note: Referring to Satan's plot to divert our children and us from following God's plan.
it’s time you confess it, ask for forgiveness (from God and anyone affected), and let it go. Then it’s over. You move forward. You release the pain of the past and press on.
Note: It = our past