Pursuit 14 Nov 2018
A pursuit sounds like an active work. When you pause too long, the object you pursue may move out of the scope of your observation. I may be in pursuit of something I earnestly desire.
A pursuit sounds like a game. And we may not take it very serious. Even so the pursuit of Jesus may be done in the style of a game: not too serious.
A missile is designed to pursue a target.
Is my pursuit of Jesus urgent?
The pursuit of Jesus is not a straight forward task.
- I may pray and get few answers.
- I may go to church and find little help.
- I may read books or seek counsel with people around and only get more confused. - I may have hardly started searching earnestly or already have given up.
- I may been close to Jesus and the love appears faded away.
Why is the pursuit of Jesus so hard?
On the negative side: Lack of desire, disappointment, examples and help.
On the positive side:
- We may need a competent advisor, a spiritual director. And competent ones are seldom. Signs of incompetence: not feeling understood, unsolicited advice, quick solutions.
- We need courage and willingness to change(and not just small changes).
- It is much easier to take the journey together with others who also have an earnest desire and are willing to pay the price.