Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ”spreading the Good News” by educating others about Jesus Christ. His new homilies are posted each week.
Manage episode 322962441 series 2328891
This is the only letter where Jesus has no word of correction or rebuke. This was a good church, but they were going through some stuff. They were going through (literally) "crushing pressure..." You know, to be a true disciple of Jesus in 2022 means that at some point you will face "crushing pressure". Pressure from the culture to compromise. Pressure from the world to conform to their ways. Pressure from bad-faith religious people. Visible and invisible pressures. It's a pressure that comes when two opposing Kingdoms - a Kingdom of light and a Kingdom of darkness clash with each other. Jesus doesn't promise to REMOVE the pressure either. He promises something BETTER.