Luke 9:62 – “Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
Commitment is an interesting word. Often times in today’s world we don’t use it. Some think it sounds too harsh or constricting. I have had some parents tell me that they will tell their children that they can do this or do that as long as they want, whenever they want. Their reasoning, “We don’t want to commit our children to anything for a long period of time.” When I was serving in a small parish in northwestern Ohio, I had a woman, whom I had gone up and asked if she would be willing to serve on a particular committee, say to me, “I don’t commit.”
Today, in our passage, Jesus speaks about commitment. He talks about place our focus, our priority on one specific thing: the kingdom of God. Jesus calls us to commit our lives to his love, his forgiveness and to his presence. Do we? I can’t answer for you, but there is one fact I know, and is best illustrated in this little story: an elderly farm couple was driving along in their pickup and the woman stated, “We never sit all snuggled up in the truck like we used too.” The man looked over at her and simply replied, “Well, I haven’t moved.” God hasn’t moved. Commit your life to him today.
Chaplain Mark E. Brodbeck
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