Friday, February 22, 2013

February 23, 2013

"They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,  because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it. They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” Mark 9:30-33
Jesus and His disciples were headed to Jerusalem together. For Jesus this would be a one way trip. They thought He was going to establish His reign He knew He was going to die.

They were on the road together but they were in different worlds. They were not "minded" like Him. Nor were they "souled" like Him.
While you are shaking your head over the obvious disparity between how Jesus was wired and how His chosen followers were wired.
As you wonder how they could have followed Him so closely for two years and still be so far away, let me ask you, "How is it with your soul?"
"How can I know?" you ask.
Honestly consider these soul-searching questions:
What do I do when no one is looking?
What do I think about when I am stopped at a red light?
Why am I thinking about that?
What should I be thinking about?
How do I treat the people I live with?
How do I treat people who can do nothing for me?
What do I fear most - and why?
What do I protect most fiercely in my life?
Why do I do that?
After you have given prayerful consideration to those questions, and once you have opened some windows into your soul and after you are satisfied with your answers then you can go back and criticize the disciples.