Welcome to Christ in the Chaos Book Club
It's Christ in the Chaos Book Club Week Nine, which means we're into the home stretch! I realized this week that I haven't provided a link to the book in case anyone is coming to our club late and wants to purchase a book. I'm actually planning on purchasing a bunch to give to the young moms at church; it's that good.
So, chapter nine. Comparison. My blogging friend Rachel Martin says, "Comparison is the death of contentment". Kimm Crandall says in chapter nine, "Only the truth of the gospel - that I can live by faith in Jesus Christ because he loved me and gave himself for me - frees me from the comparison crud. So I return again to the cross and see my loving God dying for me. My eyes look up, and then I can recalibrate to see others on that horizontal axis clearly and stop comparing myself to them. I can love rather than hate because I know how much my God loves me."
What about you?
1. How do you tend to make those comparisons?
2. As you make these comparisons, do you tend to feel pride or despair?
3. How does the gospel speak to pride and despair?