Mum’s Lasagne is better than yours

mums smarterMy eldest daughter and I had a special lunch together to welcome her home from her Brownie pack holiday.

She ate a little bit and then pulled a face and said,

‘Mum’s Lasagne is better than yours’

The irony is that Tracey (who is away at the moment) had actually cooked it but my daughter was adamant that it wasn’t nearly as good as one her mum could have made.

It was the same type of delicious Lasagne that we always have but my daughters attitude towards it meant that she couldn’t enjoy it.

Most of us have had similar experiences when we feel like something isn’t quite the same but we can’t put our finger on why. When you stop and think about it, it’s amazing how much of an influence our feelings do have over us. Perhaps we might stop and think more if our feelings weren’t so strong? When our feelings drive and control us it seems to make careful thought and objectivity pointless.

One of the things that makes me sad is the way that people dismiss or ignore Christianity without finding out what it is really all about. The wishy-washy church going that is often presented in the media as Christianity is definitely not something that is appealing to me, but being a Christian is really about so much more than that.

Christianity isn’t about being religious, it is about knowing a God who is with us always and who loves us so much that he became human and walked on this earth so we could see what God is like. It is about knowing we are loved and accepted because Jesus died as a sacrifice for all of humanity to offer us the chance to know God now and forever.

If what I am saying is true, then there is nothing better in this universe.

Have you ever really found out about what being a follower of Jesus means?

It may not feel cool or fashionable but it really is life changing if you give it a chance.

Is what you’ve got better than the Christianity that I have described?

Oh, and for the record, Tracey’s Lasagne is much better than mine!

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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