Why is Christianity so disappointing?

What’s not to like about Christianity? Eternal life. Forgiveness of sins. Love poured into your heart by the Holy Spirit. A free gift received by faith. Jesus willingly gave his life to save us from our sin. Union with a Triune God of love. Friends at church.

Christianity announces good news. 

So why do so many of our family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors experience Christianity as a disappointment?

If you ask that question – or some form of it – with a desire to listen, understand, and care (and not to start an argument or change someone’s mind), I believe you will have some great conversations. 

I know an easy answer would be great, but the prompt to have a meaningful conversation might be what we need.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes in the comments (available at Substack for paid subscribers!)

Giving credit: Photo by Stormseeker on Unsplash (I’ve cropped and resized it).