Head First: (sigh)

Monday, January 23, 2006

(sigh)

Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good bye to my family." Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:61-63)

6 comments:

Mrs Zeke said...

Man Dorsey it's Monday cause you post something easy.....no!

Don't know if I could do it my brother, If Jesus knocked on my door and said come, I hate to admit I would want to say bye to my family too.

Ok I am off to feel guilty now
*sigh*

Caro said...

OOPS! I almost took you seriously and was prepared to give you a theological discourse on the interpretation of that verse; then I realized that you mightbe expressing a moment of reality. Is this for you or your beloved?
">>>hope springs eternal within the human breast." Maybe there is another who should learn the lesson of this verse and say goodbye!

Kc said...

I'm only full of questions. I'll trust you to give the answers you see fit.

Zeke said...

Peace, bro. Hope all is well.

Herobill said...

That guy always makes me remember the maniac-pig-guy who was told "stay here with your family." I simply believe Jesus knew what each man needed.

The pig-guy went out and witnessed to ten cities! (In a region that was temporarily closed to Jesus because the pig-guy's townspeople had rejected Him!) Jesus later went back to "the Decapolis" and probably found some 'fertile soil' there, because of that guy.

But we don't know anything about the other man - not why Jesus said that - not how he responded. Not why Jesus said it. Nothing. Now, I think He was on the way to Jerusalem and was about to die, so maybe it was simply a timing issue... but there was no way for the guy to know that, and Jesus didn't give any "reasons".

Anyway... whatever He might be saying to you, Dorsey, I hope and pray you find his strength to follow as hard as you can... we already know there's grace for the rest, no matter what we do...

But we never know what's coming up next, if we're able to find the strength to follow. I hope you can... I hope it's good... No, wait. I hope it's Him.

(I also hope you don't mind this very long comment. 'Hope it helps!' [/grin]

Jekk said...

hey Dorse, just a quick hello. Your blog is always a fun place to stir things up, I've found. I finally caved and started one. lol. hope all is well and that your joy is evernew in Christ.

live Love,
Jake