Life is complicated and cannot easily be reduced to a set of formulaic, simple answers. Anyone who says otherwise is either naïve or a huckster. Life is also entirely too short to mess around and wasted. So we should be wary of anyone who walks up to us one day and says, "Hey, why don't you just walk away from your entire life, the behind all your family, friends and your stable job, and come follow me."
Of course we would be suspicious of anyone who said this to us. Yet, why is it that so many people did just that? Why is that people dropped their nets, gave up everything they had, and left all of the empire's money on the table? In the end, this wayward leader was deemed a heretic; and, many of the people who chose to follow and eventually were killed to. They should have seen it coming from the start.
It is crazy, obviously. But for some reason it's the only thing that makes sense!
Father Greg Boyle says that the Jesus strategy includes standing outside the circle precisely so that circle will widen. By doing so, we force the choice that "Either you include them with me or you won't include me either."
We will question who is it that we are attempting to push outside of our circle and label as dangerous other?
About Our Current Aerator Series - The Wild Journey of Faith in Jesus
Following Jesus means to follow a “nobody” from “nowhere.” It is a search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. It is a costly journey with an unknown destination.
Jesus invites us to be a part of his story. It seems to require so much sacrifice on our hearts, so some might wonder, "Is it really worth it?"
We will not make light of the time questions of faith. We don't want to give you a definitive answer because you deserve to make the journey yourself.
Following Jesus is an invitation to go on a wild journey. What else could be better in life?