Passion is a surface level emotion that acts like a valve to let off steam. There are terms like “an act of passion” when referring to an affair that just sort of happened or when someone kills someone due to a” fit of passion”.
Both incidents are surface level reactions that happen in the moment. Jesus wasn’t like that. Jesus did not react so much as he responded.; and when he responded, he responded deeply and with conviction.
Jesus lost a friend, Lazarus.
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. John 11:33
Such as Jesus’ response to his friends passing, that John, the author, saw fit to mention Jesus’ response again.
[ Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead ] Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. John 11:38
Jesus was someone who took initiative in his relationships. He invited people into his life rather than waiting to be invited.
He invited fishermen and tax collectors to follow him
He invited Peter to come to Him on the water.
He invited Thomas touch his hands and sides.
He invites all us who are wear and heavy laden to come unto Him.
Jesus lived and open life, inviting all kinds people to be a part of it.
If we want depth in our relationships, we will have to be the initiators.
For all my posting, videos, etc. I am a very private person. I like my world ordered and chaos is not welcome. This is why I, and maybe you, do not like this idea of opening up.
Invitations are not only invites to opportunity but to rejections or worse chaos. Our decision to let someone in, could turn our hold world upside down. Maybe that’s the point, Maybe, in order deepen our lives, a little chaos must come and challenge us.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? – Tony Robbins
No one is going to do it for us. Our initiative is an expression of our love. We have to move, open up, and invite others into our lives if we want to add depth to our days. An open life is an invitation to new worlds, and yes, a little chaos.