Archbishop Chaput’s message yesterday, “Catholics Should Live Their Faith ‘All In’” reminded me of this verse in the Bible, “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16) The message is don’t be lukewarm, reheat your faith.
A lot of people around the world call themselves Christians but do not really follow the footsteps and teachings of Christ. They adhere to Christ’s teachings and commissions only according to their preference–their convenience. This are what we call “lukewarm or halfhearted” Christians. When you look at the verse above, God despises these kinds of people. God wants us to be completely with and for him or not at all.
As he says in, Matthew 12:30, “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
So are you fully committed to God or are you living your life comfortably as a lukewarm Christian? I strive for full commitment and you should too! Don’t be lukewarm, reheat your faith!