My hope and prayer is that we(including myself) take time to look into the mirror and ask ourselves a few questions. This message is not to debate Scripture but for each one of us to look into our own hearts.
How are we glorifying God? Do you honestly think God is up in Heaven doing back flips of joy because once a week we dragged ourselves out of bed and grudgingly went to church/mass? What has God called us to do?
I believe that the majority of non-believers (not all!), but many do not believe because they do not see the love of Christ in us. Besides to our own family and cirlce of friends, how have we displayed the love of Jesus to anyone else? Did Jesus display His love just to His family, friends or Apostles? Did the Apostles themselves show their love and giving to just people they knew?
John 15:13 - Are you willing to die for someone? In your heart of hearts, do you honestly think Jesus came down from Heaven, had a crown of thorns shoved on His head, was whipped until His back was shredded, had spikes driven through both hands and both feet and then left to die so we could just show up to church/mass once a week and live our own selfish lives?
What are we doing for other people? Matthew 25:35-40 Is this not part of what we should be doing? How are people going to come to Christ if people do not see Him in us? This is a challenge we all must face…and to do that we must look at ourselves in the mirror.
Ask yourself today…how does God know you? Because He created you? Because He has numbered the hairs on your head? Because He knew you before you were in your Mother’s womb? Many will be separated from God on that last day…did He not create them? Does He not have their hairs numbered? Did He not know them too before they were in their Mother’s womb? Think on this…
Our fear should be these Words…depart from Me, I never knew you!