Finding fulfillment by following Christ fills many people will fear. We think we will have to give up our lifestyle and become pious practitioners of an impossibly high standard. In a strange way, we incorrectly see Jesus as the abolisher of our humanity when that is just the opposite of what he offers. By his own words, Jesus reminds us, as he did the people of his time, that he came to give us not just life, but abundant life! When we love God and others, desire to pray, find solitude, walk in community, increases with each loving act. Then fulfillment, in its purest form. will wash over us like the tide.