Monday 1 July 2019

About Today Readings

Genesis 18:16-33. Psalm 102(103):1-4, 8-11. Matthew 8:18-22.
The Lord is kind and merciful – Psalm 102(103):1-4, 8-11
‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’

The scribe’s one true desire is to follow Jesus the Teacher. He has decided he wants to be with Jesus, to learn from him and receive his message more deeply. Something within him believes he will find life in the presence of Jesus.

Jesus’ rebuke seems a confusing response to offer a man who wants to be a disciple. We hear that the Son of Man is basically homeless in this world. Perhaps his home is the road, constantly calling people to newness of life. Everywhere he goes he offers an invitation to follow.

Following Jesus is a whole of person act with real significance for a person’s life. Each of us has our own story of how following Jesus has made a difference. He leads kindly with light for our path. In discerning the direction of his light we find our true compass.

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