Now's the Time for a Kaizen!
I'm as guilty as the next of putting the demands of life ahead of my own need for a "kaizen", which is the japanese term for "continuous improvement". Chris, who always makes time for reading, often recites passages which were especially impactful for one reason or another. At times, as to justify my misaligned priorities, I shrug and dismiss what he has shared claiming that it's basically the same as something else we've heard or read in the past. The absurdity of my unspoken message rests on the idea that he is somehow wasting his time....which is totally untrue.
The author, Nabeel Qureshi, is a former Muslim who spent more than a decade investigating the evidence for Islam and Christianity as to determine the one real truth.
A strategy that Qureshi uses to present his findings is to raise a question commonly asked by proponents of either Islam or Christianity and then to answer the question with objective facts. One such question pertains to the death of Jesus by means of crucifixion, which Muslims staunchly deny. Qureshi establishes his case for Jesus' death on the cross, in part, by explaining the significance of this form of execution during Jesus' time. Although I learned about Jesus' crucifixion at a very young age, there was something different about Nabeel's account that deeply impacted me. Like Chris, I'm eager to share a bit of what I've read. I hope that (with a better attitude than I have at times) you'll take a few moments to read the following excerpt, and I pray that it helps you to appreciate our Lord's great sacrifice in a new way.
|Of all of the horrific ways in which people were|
tortured, death by crucifixion was considered the most cruel.
|St. Paul preached the message of salvation through|
Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection