19 Sep

What would you do?

I think this is the most valuable question I have heard in a very long time. Who are you? Do you know? Who does Jesus say you are? There is a moment where Jesus is sitting and talking to Peter. He asks, “Who do you say I am?” He asks three times, so it must have been important. I am of the opinion that Jesus was a crafty teacher. I don’t think the point of the question was to get accolades or hear what Peter thought or believed. I think He was trying to get Peter to realize the significance of knowing who we are. I think it was a lesson in understanding that Jesus is Jesus, regardless of what Peter says about him. Even if the understanding is poor, even if denial will thrice occur prior to international chicken time. Even if people slander, condemn, deny, alter, abuse His name, he will still be exactly who He is.

What would you do?

Jesus lives in and through us. We are given a beautiful God spark. It is our flame, our little light. We struggle our lifetimes to let that spark ignite the flame of a life lived well. We search for life abundant, while avoiding the winds designed to extinguish who we are. But we are who we are, no matter what. We are the spark. We are the flame realized or the flame denied. No matter what the wind says about us, slander, condemn, deny, alter, or abuse us, we are exactly who we are.

What would you do?

I dislike the question, “What would Jesus do?” I don’t think that is the point? I don’t think God has a scale that He weights are actions next to what Jesus would have done. I refuse to think that our journey is on a pass/fail grading. If the journey we are on is to become more like Jesus, then the goal is to allow that through us to happen less obstructed. The target is allowing our Spark to ignite the fire of a life well lived. The question becomes, “What is your Spark?” “Who are you?” “Can you drop the walls around your spark?” and…

What would you do?

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