Follow Me

Jesus extended an invitation to some men of his day, follow me. As modern readers of the story we claim that same invitation as valid for today but with caveats.
1) I can’t sell everything and go wandering around for three years, my wife and kids probably wouldn’t understand or support it! Neither would my in-laws!
2) Follow where? Where are you headed Jesus? What do you mean downtown to the homeless shelter, the food kitchen, the kids on the street? I think I all of the sudden have plans! Catch ya later homes!
3) I think I can give you an hour on Saturday or Sunday but otherwise my calendar is full every day with something! I am a truly busy person; I matter a lot and have obligations.
Some of these may sound familiar and others may not. We may all be guilty of uttering one or two of these. One of these may be our daily life.
Can we really follow Jesus while living in the modern, post-everything, economic down-turn world that is our reality? I am guessing that it is possible, but that it takes a significant amount of effort! A will, desire, calling, or whatever term you choose that drives us to know God intimately and to follow God’s will for life. On a scale of 1-10 with one being “doing nothing” where would you rate yourself as a follower of Jesus? Why? Do you intend to do anything to get you closer to a “10?”

About Jim Hoffman

Pastor, teacher, leader, novice blogger, wanna be author and Christian conversationalist. Passionate about environmental architecture - creating spaces where people can foster new or growing relationships with each other and God. Currently leads a faith community on Ward Parkway in Kansas City and happily married to Margaret. Blessed with four adult children and two grandsons.
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