Sometimes you don’t realize what you’re getting into. Now I don’t have bad things in mind. In fact, I’m thinking about good things like marriage or parenting.
|The Cast of Modern Family|
As it turns out, following Jesus is like that. That’s what he’s getting at with his question to those two disciples who left John the Baptist to follow him. He asked them, “What are you looking for?” (John 1:29-42)
|Franz Marc’s “The Lamb”|
Remember Jesus asks those disciples, “What are you looking for?’ In other words, “Are you following me to secure your own eternal enjoyment? Your own infinite security? Your personal health or wealth or status? If so, following me will be a big disappointment to you.”
|Max Ernst’s “My Absolute”|
When you follow Jesus, he will ask for nothing less than everything. Remember, he is the Lamb of God who gives his life away as a way of living every day and as a way of dying. Strictly speaking, his death on the cross was essentially the culmination of, the crystallization of, his way of living: Giving his life away for the love of God and for the sake of God’s children.