Jesus is far less interested in how we got to where we are than in where we can go from here.
For what dream are you willing to suffer?
If we want people to believe that Jesus is the one, we have act as if we want this world to be healed.
To endure is to wait. To trust. As Anne Lamott put it somewhere, to understand that grace always bats last.
Grace has a way of creeping up on us.