|Rene Magritte’s “Good Faith”|
Instead of giving them the faith he wants them to have in the first place, he tells them what even a nanogram of faith could do, if they actually had a nanogram of it..
|William H. Johnson’s “New Born Babe”|
This kind of life is a tall order. But the disciples utterly misconstrue the nature of the tall order. They hear Jesus demanding of them a life of superior moral achievement.
Twelve Step Programs have lots of pithy sayings, and there’s one that captures what Jesus offers his followers. Fake it until you make it. In other words, hang out with Jesus and act like he does even though it’s not exactly natural for you and you have no idea why he does the crazy stuff he does.