Passages #7

I’m doing a series on some of my favorite bible passages. Here’s one:

Mark 10:32, “They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid.”

Here’s the deal: I’m pretty sure that if we’re truly following Jesus we should be either astonished or afraid. And, if I remember what I learned in Deductive Logic class correctly, that means if we’re not astonished and not afraid, we’re not following Jesus. Or maybe we’re following Him, but from a distance?

Can I ask you to be ruthlessly honest with yourself? This may be a little painful, but sometimes pain is good. So … When is the last time that following Jesus caused you to be astonished? And when is the last time following Jesus caused you to be afraid? And if you’re having trouble coming up with an answer, what does that say? And what needs to change?