Jesus would reject some of us if he had the chance, but our doting Father won't let him.



In the Gospel Jesus said, “I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will, but the will of the one who sent me.”

He was there saying that he was inclined to reject some of us. However, he has to put up with us, because the Father insists on it.

That reverses the way most of us picture Jesus and the Father. We see the Father as the stern God of the Old Testament while we look on Jesus as the sweet one who loves us in spite of everything.

But the opposite seems to be the case. Jesus, if he had his druthers would give us our walking papers; while the Father is indeed a doting Father who loves us in spite of everything.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” In saying that he was telling us he is only the means to the end. It is  the Father for whom our hearts were made, and they cannot rest until they rest in him.

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