I've just finished reading, Donald Miller's new book, "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years." Let me just say, go get the book and start the journey! It's a wonderful read and very stirring and thought provoking. I found this one paragraph that I can not get away from and wanted to share it with you and see what it stirs up."Growing up in church, we were taught that Jesus was the answer to all our problems. We were taught that there was a circle-shape hole in our heart and that we had tried to fill it with the square pegs of sex, drugs, and rock and roll; but only the circle peg of Jesus could fill our hold. I became a Christian based, in part, on this promise, but the hole never really went away. To be sure, I like Jesus and I still follow him, but the idea that Jesus will make everything better is a lie. It's basically biblical theology translated into the language of infomercials. The truth is, the apostles never really promised Jesus is going to make everything better here on earth. Can you imagine an infomercial with Paul testifying to the amazing product of Jesus, saying that he once had power and authority, and since he tried Jesus he's been moved from prison to prison, beaten, and routinely bitten by snakes? I don't think many people would be buying that product. Peter couldn't do any better. He was crucified upside down by some reports. Stephen was stoned outside the city gates. John, supposedly, was boiled in oil. IT's hard to imagine how a religion steeped in so much pain and sacrifice turned into a promise for earthly euphoria. I think Jesus can make things better, but I don't think he is going to make things perfect. Not here. Not now." (page 203-204).One of the most challenging paragraphs I've read in a long, long time. Don't you think that in the light of Haiti; in light of a serial killer on the loose in southern Virginia; in light of so many of my friends who are struggling without work; in light of the fact that there is still no cure for cancer; in light of the fact that the tectonic plates of the entire world seemed to be shifting in our lifetime and everything is changing so quickly--that we might just need to re-think some things about life and Jesus? I hope so. I'd love your thoughts on this!!!Click on the image of the book and it will take you to our Amazon Recommended Bookstore where you can buy it!