When you are a baby, you cannot walk. You cannot run and you cannot jump.
Most grown-ups, unless they are disabled, can jump.
Somewhere along the line, you learned to jump. How does that happen? How do you explain it to someone who doesn’t know how?
‘I need you to bend your knees and lower your centre of gravity – now I need you to straighten out your quads and exert a force greater than your body weight downwards so that the energy will carry your weight in to the air and prepare yourself to land by keeping your muscles relaxed for impact.’
When you jump, you just jump.
Christianity deals with emotions and with God. It can be pretty difficult, when you take it seriously, to figure out how to do it right. And faith of all kinds should be about doing. Doing is not just about the way you treat other people – although that is important – but it is also about the way you handle your responses to other people and to God. It is about structuring your inner life. Sometimes you read an explanation of jumping without knowing what it is and it makes you think, ‘well what is that supposed to look like?’
Take this for example:
Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28 (ESV)
What does that mean?