Hope Dressing

Among the expectations that believers treasure there should be be fewer and fewer consumables.  Trouble follows when our desires are fixed on things we can use up and get more of rather than on virtues that can keep growing.

The promise scapegoat

The Lord will return whether people believe it or not.  The fitness of our bodies is not a contribution to or preparation for Resurrection.  The people who promise things they have not experienced are hope assassins. If we have everything God wants us to have our hope resources become useless and we think we have become gods.

Having hope is not the same thing as denying what Christ has done and making every gift either temporary or conditional. People say they are saved but they’re waiting to be saved. People say they are healed but they need healing. People don’t mind being called saints but they don’t want to accept the label “holy”.

But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Romans 8:25