Stasi and I were having dinner last night with some dear friends, leaders of a ministry and seminary. At one point in the conversation the husband said something to the effect of, "I am praying daily for the return of Jesus." And it stopped me in my tracks - because I can't recall the last time I heard anyone say that. Can you? I stopped the conversation to ask him, "Is that common in your circles? Do you know a number of Christians who are praying for the return of Jesus?"
He paused, and then said, "Actually, no. No one."
His wife added, "No one talks about it. Our church has never preached on it that I can remember."
That's my experience, too, and it feels very...