Thought for the Day: As a kid, I used to play a mean game of Follow the Leader and Simon Says. The games are similar, but one of the games is more about going wherever the leader guides the followers, while the other game is all about mimicking, imitating, trying to mirror what the leader is doing. When Jesus invited Levi to follow him, it was sort of a combination of Follow the Leader and Simon Says. Jesus wanted him to get off his duff and begin walking down the road with him, but there was an unspoken expectation that Levi’s life would begin to take on the characteristics and attributes of Jesus. Today, I am thinking a lot about discipleship and what it means for us. There are times when discipleship requires us to get off our duff and begin moving, other times it requires us to pay close attention to the instructions we are given so that we know exactly what we are to do. Though some people might try to tell you it is one or the other, I tend to think it is both. Let’s play a few games of Follow the Leader and Simon Says.
Prayer: I want to follow you, O Living Christ, wherever you might lead. I also want to resemble you wherever it is that you take me, and when I say resemble, it is more than just being able to talk the talk. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge