I’ve often wondered if I would’ve been a disciple if I lived in the time of Christ. Have you ever thought the same. If Peter could do it so could I. Right? Peter was a total mess, and Matthew was a crooked IRS agent.
When I really think about it I’m not sure I could do it. I’ve got bills to pay, and a family to provide for. Jesus was a homeless, crazy, nut job bum, faith healer. I could see it now.
Hey honey. Let’s sell everything and live out of the minivan so we can follow God across the country. There’s no salary, but Jesus offers free healthcare. We’ll live on love and handouts. If we ever get sick Jesus can just heal us. If either of us came home to ask the other to hop on that bus…. Yeah! Make sure you collect enough begging to pay child support.
Other than the obvious ludicrous mindset one would have to have it sounds awesome. So awesome that 12 people on the planet Signed up.
I can’t say that I would’ve been the 13th disiple. I sound more like the rich young ruler. I’ve been thinking and praying though. I want the courage to be ready when I hear the call “follow me “. God is probably going to ask you live in a van down by the river, but it’s quite possible it will be much more than you bargained for.