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Qureshi was raised in a close-knit Pakistani-American family devoted to Islam—so when he became convinced of the truth of the Bible and the claims of the Christian faith, he knew everything would change. ‘I knew from studying the gospels that I was called to give up everything. Jesus says in Matthew 10, ‘He who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.’
In the last half-century, evangelical Christianity has grown rapidly in Guatemala, and Morales speculates that poverty and other destabilizing influences—the drug trade, gangs, and violence—drive Guatemalans to seek refuge in the Christian message of hope. ‘Because of the insecurity of life, Guatemalans see hope in God, and in justice on Jesus’ return, from a different perspective.’
Paradoxes, like this one, are propositions that seem to contradict themselves but are nevertheless true. They are a compelling way to explore the inherent absurdities of human experience. On the surface, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs seem like polar opposites. On closer inspection, they turn out to be different ways to approach the same truths.
—Eli T. Evans
When we’re in the midst of God’s work, we can often confuse our own measures of success with the advancement of the kingdom. We often forget that the Lord is the one who saves; he is the one working out his plan for the world. If we truly believe that the work of the Lord endures forever, then we should be reassured that the work we complete in his name will stand the test of time.