Five months ago I began this series on “Reasonable.”
I initiated the idea that it is completely useless to follow Jesus–being Jesonian–without offering to our planet a reasonable nature.
Let’s look at our consensus:
1. Free will
Human beings have the right to make their own choices.
The more we promote freedom, the better off we are in the eyes of God.
Take a moment, go back and find the people you’ve criticized and tell them what a jerk you were.
4. Good cheer
We need to begin to believe in the joy of our own testimony and life.
The only time that grace terminates is when we become ungracious to others.
There is a built-in reward for pursuing our dreams with excellence.
Demanding more is the best way to make sure you will get nothing. Find what you have and delight yourself in it.
Just uncover the best ways to bless other human beings.
Silently, but persistently, insert good into the mix.
Survive the critics. Avoid criticizing.
Always arrive prepared to listen, and chat up if you must.
Find reasons for commonality.
Consider science in understanding faith.
Don’t be in a hurry to call something dead.
To question is to care.
Just keep it simple.
At least half the time, try not to be noticed.
Use your wounds for healing others, while being proud of your scars.
If the government is of the people, then work on the people, not the government.
It seems that wisdom always arrives an hour later than opinion. Wait for it.
The beauty of these twenty axioms is that you could pursue one and change your own life and enhance the lives of those around you.
You could try one each week and literally create a radical revival.
Being reasonable is not a noble task taken on by saintly believers–it actually is the only reason that we are able.