“Now politics is one thing, our lives are another. I wonder if as Christians we’re in danger of exactly the same sort of short-term thinking? What would it look like if I held Jesus to the same standards that I demand from a Prime Minister? I reckon I’d be calling for a leadership spill far too often. But that would only be because I had utterly unrealistic expectations about what should be happening.
Yet I wonder if our increasingly short-term way of looking at things can play out in our spiritual lives? We can so often measure Jesus’ goodness (if you like, his “performance” for us) by the wrong measure. I wait 3 years for a ew Prime Minister but possibly only one week for Jesus to turn a situation around for me.”