Why is it so hard?
In Luke 13 Jesus asks a tough question of his disciples: 4 "Do you suppose those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” They were trying to make sense of a senseless tragedy. And isn't that where we are? Ukraine, Baby food, Covid, Texas killings...senseless. Like the disciples, our first instinct is to blame someone or something. But Jesus reminds us we live in a spiritually broken world that at times breaks on us, regardless of fairness or innocence. The consequences of humanity's Eden sin result in what I've called the "4-D's": Death, Disasters (natural) Disease and Disorder (human failure)...none of us are exempt. It could lead to nihilism or hopelessness except for one thing, rather one person: Jesus. Remember, as Apostle Paul reminds us; our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NASB) Only Jesus can restore spiritual brokenness so let's heed his words...But unless you repent, you too will all perish.