What is the benefit of being a Christian?

In Japan, people have certain wishes first, then go to the appropriate god who can answer their requests. So I would say that the religious attitude of most of the Japanese is totally based on calculation. A god is supposed to answer people’s particular requests, and bring them concrete benefits. But make it sure that […]

Ef það er einhver grátandi…

Í samskiptum við flóttafólk í gegnum starfsemi í kirkjusöfnuðum, hef ég margsinnis heyrt flóttafólk segja: „Ég varð hissa þegar ég lærði þegar ég kom til Evrópu að kristin kirkja hjálpaði flóttamönnum án tillits til þess hvort við værum kristin, múslimar eða annarrar trúar. Ég vissi það ekki. Ég hélt að kirkjan hugsaði eingöngu um sitt […]

“What do you want to do?”


“What do you want to do?” Isn’t this the question that constantly follows us and sticks around our lives? Moreover, it’s not only the question that we ask other people, but the one we keep asking ourselves. We all must remember the times when we were asked of this when we were small children: “What […]

Between yesterday and tomorrow

The another reason why we pray only for today’s bread is that Jesus teaches us to “live today”, to live this day. If we look at how the foundation of our lives is built up, we have to admit that we can only ever live for “today”. To be precise: we are only alive in […]

You only live twice

And we might think that life is weak against the power of death. We might feel that life is just a small firework in the cold black darkness; that its light lasts only a brief moment, and nothing more than that. And if we really yield to this feeling, then death wins. That is the […]

Being faithful with a few small things

But for many of us, it is not necessarily clear what kind of talent we have. It’s not so easy to find it out. And also we don’t necessarily find ourselves in circumstances where we can use our talent or nourish it so that it will bring its fruit in the future. Some of you […]

Super hero, but not like Captain America

Jesus is not a super hero like Captain America or Superman. We might expect, even unconsciously, that a hero like Superman could appear and solve our problems instantly. But those super heroes like Captain America, Batman or the X-Men have a defect in common: it is that they have to count on violence to solve […]

“It is worth waiting for this!”

Christ was born to this earth about 2000 years ago. This is a one-time event in our history. He walked on this earth, taught his disciples and people, healed many sick people, proclaimed the Gospel and died on the cross for us. All of these events are a part of our history, and will never […]

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