“follow me” (Mark 2:13-14 lectio)

March 21, 2003

Mark 2:13-14 lectio: follow me. You know, if you just read the synoptic gospels, it sounds like here are these people, minding their own business, when along comes this odd fellow out of the blue who says, “Follow me.” Dumping everything on the spot, they follow this person they know nothing about. So I’m thankful that John gives us a different view that starts earlier in the story, when some of them were disciples of John the Baptist. It’s J the B who points them to Jesus. Then they start hanging around him, getting to know him. It was a process — greatly accelerated, perhaps, but a process nonetheless. (Googling the Engel Scale reveals that folks are continuing to explore the idea of salvation as a process. I’ll have to poke around a bit.)

++ Lord, help me to introduce my friends to you. Holy Spirit, move my friends forward in the process of knowing you and being changed by you. ++

Mark 2:13-14 Lectio Divina

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

One response to “follow me” (Mark 2:13-14 lectio)

  1. Thanks for your input jon.. im enjoying your blog, the Engle scale has always fascinated me. Lot of stuff rattling around in my brain concerning Sjogren and S.E. I will try to put them down shortly.