Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
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What matters is what lies ahead. Sounds simple enough. We may, indeed, want to follow Jesus, but we have other responsibilities, other interests, other causes, other relationships that are not just priorities - they are our values and what give our lives meaning. To be a follower of Jesus Christ sounds to many like just another priority - throw Bible-reading, prayer, worship, fellowship and service into the mix of our already over-scheduled days. So we do what we do best. We choose a few things from the menu of Chez Jesus and call it good. The type of commitment that is meant by following Jesus is more than
adding activities to our calendar. It is a way of life in which everything we do, every choice we make, every relationship happens in the presence of Christ who bids us to become people OF the Kingdom of God rather than managers of our
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Remind me, Lord, that the Kingdom of God is here and coming. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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