Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I Will Follow

Jesus was not a Christian.
He never asked anyone to become a Christian,
never built a steepled building,
never drew up a theological treatise,
never took an offering,
never wore religious garments,
never incorporated for tax purposes.
He simply called people to follow him.
That’s it.
That, despite its simplicity, is it.

He called people to follow him.…
It is never more
than Jesus’ call: “Follow me
and a response: dropping familiar nets
and following, in faith,
this sandaled Jewish man.
It is never more than that.

Two thousand years of words can do nothing
to the simple, basic reality of Christianity:
Those first steps
taken by those two brothers.
Peter and Andrew’s theology
was as pure as it gets:
Jesus said, “Follow me.” And we did...Don Everts in Jesus with Dirty Feet

How about you?


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