I concluded that for a Christian the greatest loss is the loss of one’s Faith.
I am often saddened by the number of people who say they are losing their faith or belief in God.
Why is that I wonder. Is it because we live in a technologically advanced age and people find it difficult to relate to a super-natural omnipotent God whose love they have never actually experienced in their lives? Or is it because when times are hard people struggle to relate to a Supreme Being they can turn to for help?
The other day on TV someone said: "Now that more and more people realise that there is no God, how can people relate to such issues as death, what comes after death, and why we are here on earth in the first place?"
Note the significant verb in that sentence. "Realise".
The speaker is implying that if you still believe in an omnipotent God then there's something wrong with you. You are not enlightened and awake enough to "realise" that it is all a work of fiction invented years ago by man to suit man's own needs.
So ... is this why people are losing their Faith, even some Christians? Is it because of peer pressure not to believe?
Or is it perhaps a shortage of good Christian role models? People who set us a good example of how to be Christ-like.
I then realized that we are all role models for others; whether we are parents, teachers, preachers or whatever. We are all unwittingly setting an example for others to emulate.
The magnitude of that realization frightened me.
Being a Christian is quite a responsibility you know!