I have listened to the first part of this video series in which Drew shared that our relationship with Jesus is only authentic when it is born out of true love, and he added that we abandon our faith in Christ when we are obsessed with outcomes in life since true faith in God isn’t about trying to get something or anything. He said that the primary purpose of our faith is not we might find heaven in the next life but that others might find heaven in this life. Yes, I agree, as Jesus came to serve, as an example for us to serve one another in love, to establish the kingdom of God on earth, as the kingdom is within us and among us. I also noted that in this video series, we will see that Jesus is just not practical and is a sacred mystery to be discovered.
“The primary purpose of our faith is not we might find heaven in the next life but OTHERS might find heaven in this life.”
– Drew Sumrall
Yes, I have come to realise that faith is for the present life instead of the afterlife, and the primary purpose of our faith is to live knowing we are loved and loving others. I learnt that the kingdom of heaven is within us, as Jesus taught, and indeed, heaven is manifested through our love for one another, just as he has loved us in his inclusive, unconditional and unending love and acceptance. To follow Christ and love others as he did is a revolutionary and subversive act in this cold and harsh system of the world, which brings peace, warmth and unity, causing others to find heaven in this life, as Drew Sumrall stated.