Who Finishes First?

"... they set out to take charge of Him, convinced He was out of His mind

Genesis 3:9-15; Psalms 130:1-8; II Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

To dream the impossible dream! Reading the Gospels, one might well conclude that to be a follower of Christ is to pursue the impossible dream.

Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, “Through the Looking Glass,” includes the following exchange between Alice and the queen:

“I can’t believe that!” says Alice.

“Can’t you?” the queen replies in a tone dripping with pity. “Try again, draw a deep breath, and shut your eyes.”

Alice laughs. “There’s no use trying,” she says. One can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” says the queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner, morning, noon and night, Jesus calls His followers to pursue His vision of the way things ought to be. And they who answer His call, soon begin to wonder if they’re pursuing the impossible dream. In any case, they soon discover…

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