Monday, September 11, 2017

Other disciples

Morning: Psalm 41, 52; I Kings 13:1-10; Philippians 1:1-11
Evening: Psalm 44; Mark 15:40-47

Many human beings follow the Way of Jesus without knowing him. Some know him but may feel they need to distance themselves from his more enthusiastic disciples.  I am drawn to these other disciples who don’t make it into the main story … people like the “many other women” who went up to Jerusalem with Jesus, or Joseph of Arimathea, a member of the ruling council, who buried Jesus quietly.  There’s something deeply attractive to me about the faithful, humble obscurity of these other disciples.  I think I want to be like them.


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