I read about this the other day and I thought it was funny.
There was a pilot who got on the intercom and said to all the passengers, “Ladies and gentlemen, can I have your attention please? Our guidance system is broken and I don’t have a clue where we’re at right now, but I do have good news…wherever we’re going…we’re making very good time.”
It struck me that there are a lot of people in the world today who have no idea where they’re going but they’re making good time. The thing is, because we’re Christians and the Bible informs us, there really are only two destinations for human beings and everyone will end up in one or the other someday. It’s not pc in these increasingly secular and God-less days I know, but there is Heaven and then there is Hell. Two options only; life with Jesus in His Heaven, or life eternally separated from God.
So what do we do about it? What route should we take as Christian believers? Should we think, “I’m alright and let the others look after themselves” or should we who are saved take some more responsibility than that?
Well we all actually know the answer to that don’t we? I don’t need to spell it out. Because Church exists to make it hard for people to go to Hell, and we do that through knowing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and then implementing it wherever and whenever we can i.e. to do our bit in sharing.
In today’s reading we will see that that is exactly what Paul did with all his heart, body, soul and strength. A big call perhaps, but what other realistic option do we all have but to follow his example?