Thursday 15 February 2018
Deuteronomy 30:15-20. Psalm 1:1-4, 6. Luke 9-25.
Happy are they who hope in the Lord—Psalm 1:1-4, 6.
The cost of discipleship is not less than everything.
Lent is a good time to reflect on the authenticity of our discipleship of Jesus and on our willingness to accept its sometimes-onerous demands. The three Synoptic Gospels record that, after the arrest of Jesus, Peter ‘was following him from a distance’.
In a sense, this may be the situation of many professed believers. This prompts the question:
‘Am I truly following Jesus or am I just trailing along behind him at a comfortable remove, content to keep him in view and to observe the action without being part of it?’
Christians are not reservists who are available for call-up in times of emergency. Missioned by baptism to ‘fight the good fight of the faith’ (1 Tim 6:12), we are on active service all the time.Email this Print This Page