Thomas Carlyle on Walking Against the Tide

Today and tomorrow - just two more from Carlyle. I hope you have been moved by this insightful author, as I am. Today's thought is one that describes the essence of being a follower of Christ. First, here is Carlyle and then I'll have a thought to add.

Thomas Carlyle quote On the choice of books  world obstructing you

That is the Christian journey. In the world but not of the world. The Book of Hebrews describes us as sojourners who are looking for a "better city." We are nomads making our way through this world that is out of sync (okay - full rebellion against) the kingdom of God. We are citizen-ambassadors of the Other Kingdom. We are Followers of the WAY. The Way is narrow, hard, difficult and only a few follow it. The Cultural Highway is broad, wide, busy and is life in the fast lane.

Christians are simply out of step, out of sync and out of sorts with The Highway. 

Therefore, there will be tension and difficulty. Expect it. Prepare for it. Push ahead as you go against the grain and march to a different tune. This journey is the where you find strength, stamina, wisdom and love.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International