I think this helps me also better understand what it must have been like for Jesus with the disciples. Jesus had foundational truths of paramount importance to pass on to the disciples, but they struggled to really grasp what Jesus was saying because of their limited worldly perspective. Selfless service, God’s unconditional love, and especially the Cross, all seemed to contradict everything the world had taught them.
This Lent, as we retrace the steps of Jesus as he journeyed from Galilee to Jerusalem, and then to the Cross, Jesus seeks to lovingly pass on to us foundational truths of paramount importance that have eternal significance. Jesus knows that we often struggle to understand, but he calls us to first agree to “follow him” in faith, believing that understanding will follow. We may not always understand the path that Jesus lays before us, but we can know with complete confidence that it springs from divine love and leads to true peace and happiness for all who follow it.
May your faith answer “Yes!” when Jesus calls out, “Follow me.”
Peace and blessings … Pastor Bob