“The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart.” – John Calvin
I was sitting at this graffiti-coated table when a man approached me. He sat on a chair, feigning concern. “Have you invited Jesus into your heart?” He asked and went on about living your best life.
I wanted to tell him that the gospel was antithetical to what he was selling. That Christianity isn’t about wealth, and picking up your cross signified a death sentence. That God elects and doesn’t ask to be invited into hearts, and wants you to count the cost before following him. But I stared at the grime, the colour of sin, while he prattled on.