Parents love throwing birthday parties for their kids! And is there a better feeling than giving them the perfect present? God is the same way. He loves converting sinners and giving us the blessings of salvation.
CPR is a useful emergency procedure. It's also a great way to understand how God begins converting us. Although we can't "make a decision" for Him, He makes a decision for us.
Have you ever seen a movie when a character is caught in quicksand? That's actually a pretty good picture of us in our sinful state. God invented the "plan of salvation" to pull us out of the quicksand of sin.
Have you ever been so mad you had to hit something? That's how God felt about us! But He took out His anger on Jesus so we could be forgiven.
What do you think when you hear "Martin Luther"? Scholar? Preacher? Reformer? How about family man? This monk has a lot to teach us about marriage and parenting!