In which you have a hard time accepting the notion of future rewards for believers.
Yesterday Rob and I both confessed our own struggles with the idea that we will receive rewards in the next life for our good acts in this life.
For me it’s a bent towards being self-sufficient and suggesting that I do things NOT for a reward but for some so-called pristine obedience to God…
Even stretching to make my self appear to be the martyr type…you know…I do things simply because I want to give to God selflessly [at least think that I am] and I love him without any strings attached.
It’s because I’m the most humblest of persons, right?
You know this demonstrates that even our best virtues are nothing but splendid vices when compared to God’s goodness.
As it should be.
So what about you? Do you struggle with God’s goodness? Do you have a hard time accepting the notion of future rewards for believers–or that God can really, TRULY love someone like you? And how do you advise people to overcome such a hang up?
I look forward to your thoughts. Brutal and all.