Monday 2 July 2018
Amos 2:6–10, 13–16. Psalm 49(50):16–23. Matthew 8:18–22.
Remember this, you who never think of God—Psalm 49(50):16–23.
‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’
The way of Christ is not one of comfort, certainty and smooth sailing. His is a way of constant challenge. Jesus calls us to be alert and ready.
Our response ought to be such as the fishermen made at the sea of Galilee: immediate and unreserved. He calls us every day to find new footing, on water, fire, sand or the very sea bed. He asks that we may cling to him rather than to what brings us satisfaction on earth, to trust and follow his pace and journey.
His promise is not one of ease and leisure, but rather one of constantly walking on the path of salvation.