Monday, September 16, 2013

Luke 9:57

White Peacock Butterfly, Snake Warrior Natural Area, Miramar, Florida, September 2013

As they were going along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
Luke 9:57

If the biblical witness speaks a word to flesh out
the fullness of what the Lord means here, then 
we will need to suspend our own judgment,
prepare to be discomforted, 
set aside our own pre-conceived notions of things,
even what the scriptures say,
as we bring ourselves and our prejudices to them; 
for to follow the Lord is to go 
into places of brokenness, not of logic;
of pain and pathos,
places of a truth that we have denied to ourselves
that the Lord desires for us to hear and perhaps 
embody hope.

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