There are all kinds of struggles that we face in the world. Some of them can come to us because of God’s word. This shouldn’t surprise us because Jesus warned us that this would come. We are not of the world, but we are in the world as light shining in the darkness. May we bring peace and hope to a dying world through God’s word.
Really living implies that you’re missing something. Pentecost is when we remember that we have everything we need as Christians – the Holy Spirit. Spiritual death means that we can be climbing a mountain or sailing around the world, but we’re still dead before God. Really living means living according to God’s will, not ours.