we can stop inviting Jesus

I wrote this one last year, but I think it’s worth reposting. (Going through the blog, doing some housekeeping, getting ready to pick up the pen/keyboard again.)

Karla Jo Wasion

“‘Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.'” 

“‘Lord,” another of His disciples said, “first let me go bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” – Matthew 8:19-22

narrowIt’s called the cost of following Jesus, and it comes fearlessly from the mouth of the Messiah Himself. He was clear that following Him would not be a journey of 5 star hotels, but a narrow gate to a narrow road and most of what we clutch in our hands and our hearts will not fit.

He was equally clear that there is an urgency in the Gospel and no other perceived obligation can come first. To the man’s…

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