The work of the Church is not to build herself up, but to make much of Christ and His Gospel.
Do you expect big things from God?
Do you expect Him to convert hearts that hate and revile Him?
Do you expect Him to change the people that you least love?
Do you expect Him to change the world—to bring justice where there is injustice, to bring peace where there is unrest, to bring healing where there is sickness?
Because that’s what the Gospel promises. If you’ve seen it in your life, do you expect it to continue? And do you expect it in the lives of others?
Remember God’s end game. He’s not trying to get a few of us to heaven. He’s taking over the whole world one person and one family at a time.
So let’s start hoping like it.