The original message of Jesus was so compelling that everyone who heard it wanted it to be true. Maybe the version you’ve heard isn’t as captivating. If Jesus truly offered an invitation that left no one out, would you consider it really good news?
The United States has been called the “Great Experiment,” and a nation formed “for the people, by the people.” These principles were different from what the world had experienced previously. But like all new principles, they bump against existing practices and create tensions. The same is true for Christians. Jesus saw it coming, so he gave us some advice.