The prophet Isaiah, who had a similar take on things, wrote, "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare." (Isaiah 55:1-3)
700 years later, Jesus explained the purpose of his own mission: "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." (John 10:10) Then he made that possible by giving up his own life for you and me.
It occured to me today that perhaps not all of you mystery readers out there know exactly why we're here and what it is that we believe and teach. For the reason, I've added two links on the sidebar. One is "Steps to Peace with God." It leads to an interesting (well, at least I think so) video on the Billy Graham website about how all of this can be relevant for a normal person. If you're still curious, check out "Fresh Start with God," the same story told as a fireside chat with Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life.
I suppose there are other things we believe, but most of it seems insignificant compared to this one message. This is the news that changed my life and is changing the lives of my neighbors and friends in Puerto Supe. Hope it can be a message of hope and life to you, too, this Christmas season. If you want to talk about it, shoot me an email. This is my job (and my joy), after all :-)