Follow/Unfollow

9 01 2012

My guess is that up there with New Year resolutions, will be decisions to make a better effort at following Jesus than before. The trouble is that we get lured into thinking that we can Follow and Unfollow him, with a social networking click – that if he makes us happy, we’ll follow; if he says things that hit a sensitive spot, then we can Unfollow.

There’s a snag to this way of thinking – it’s untrue!

This is what Jesus says –

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.”

Maybe not the sort of challenge that we particularly like. It’s all or nothing – lose your life or find it; no half measures.

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10 01 2012
Peter Short

Challenging post
Thanks

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