Get real

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3

Jesus often started with “I tell you the truth” and then boiled down some complexity of the law or basic life situation to a truth that required response and that often challenged what some consider “reality.” His truth invites us to embrace change but not  just by doing things differently but by becoming new. Authenticity and change are distinguishing properties of  the Kingdom of God.

Lord, help me to live out Your teaching truthfully, authentically, and graciously.