When people tell Jesus of their intention to follow Him, He asks the level of their devotion.
The statement of undying devotion is called into question by Jesus and He cuts to the core of their devotion.
I’ll follow you wherever you go…
I have no where even to lay my head is Jesus’ reply.
I’ll follow but let me attend to the family affairs now that my father has died, meaning a delay of months most likely, is a protest of devotion without ability or real intention to fulfill it.
Let me say goodbye could result in being convinced not to go anyway.
Jesus calls for a radical, complete, uncompromising commitment.
So where is it that I give a compromised commitment? Where do I need to have ‘no holds barred’?
Father help me to follow Your Son without reservation and with total devotion.
Written by Ps. Richard Botta