The path of Love is unclear but always leads you home.
(Listen to my song “Love Will Always Lead You Home” on YouTube by clicking HERE)
Simon Peter said to him, “Master, where are you going?” Jesus answered [him], “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, though you will follow later.”
Peter was really clueless on what was going down with Jesus.
This is comforting because we all are clueless in many ways…when it comes to this human and spiritual adventure.
As Jesus was about to lay down his life…Peter still had his own idea of who Jesus was and what he would do…and it did not include dying!
Peter’s understanding did not include a Messiah that would respond to persecution with love and forgiveness.
Jesus had to show him…and all of us…that he really meant that we had to love our enemies.
He had to show us what Unconditional Love looked like.
Jesus demonstrated what it looked like to be the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies so as to produce much fruit (John 12:24).
He showed us what it looked like to die to himself…letting go of his ego’s desires…so that his true self could rise.
What appeared to be a miserable ending…would actually lead to a glorious new beginning…a resurrection.
Such transformation is possible only by following Jesus’ self-emptying path to the cross.
When met with Love…even the executioner’s instrument is transformed to a gateway to new life.
This Love would also transform Peter…so that he would indeed follow later.
How about you?
Listen to the song of the day “Love Will Always Lead You Home” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.
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Remember…God loves you!