Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalm 25:4-9; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20
Carved in wood over the door of a Church in Ohio are the words, “Enter at your own risk.” Consider the meaning of those words:
When you seek to experience the Presence of God by following Jesus Christ, it should be with the understanding that your life may never again be the same.
In today’s Lesson, Jesus begins asking people to leave everything behind and follow Him. He leaves no doubt in their minds that they will be entering into a whole new way of life. If they would follow Him, they must be willing to change radically. To become His disciples, they must be willing to reorder their priorities. The old routines, the old attachments, the old values would have to give way to the new life he was calling them to. They must be willing to dig deep and root out anything and everything that might be blocking the flow of the Divine Presence within them. In a word, they must be willing…