On Following Jesus – Matthew 8.14-22
I have been thinking about one of the questions Tom Wright poses at the end of today’s reflection: “What demands does Jesus make on his followers?”
What does Jesus demand of us? The easy answer, of course, is “everything”. Easier said than done. Perhaps another answer is “do justice, act mercy, walk humbly with God”. But that too is easier said than done, and what does it really look like, to live a life of justice, humility and mercy, with God at the centre?
What does Jesus demand of us? Often what we least expect, at the time we least expect it, and with consequences we could never have forseen. In the words of the children’s song, “it’s and adventure following Jesus”. And you never know where an adventure will lead.