The quest for holiness
Scripture: John 1:43-51|
Lord Jesus, those you chose as your followers were very ordinary people, yet you loved them, believed in them, trusted them, built your church on them. Sometimes they failed you, were slow to grasp what you were on about, were easily discouraged, quarrelled among themselves - yet you never repudiated or abandoned them. Now we remember them as saints.
They were made of common stuff, and so am I. In my best moments I too want to become that kind of saint, in no way perfect, but never quite forgetting whose I am and whom I serve.
Sometimes I find myself drifting away from that vision, going through the motions of discipleship but no longer really committed. Is there any real difference between me and my decent non-churchgoing friends? Am I just well-behaved and respectable when you want me to be so much more?
© Selwyn Dawson