According to the predominant religious models, the religious life is thought of in contemplative terms. To be spiritual is to flee from the world. Literally. To the monastery.

As he went along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him.
Mark 2:14 NET

Jesus walked up and down the country, teaching and serving. And calling. Levi got up and followed him. To follow Jesus, one has to move. Teach. Serve. Do, like the Master, the will of the Father.

Life in Christ isn’t an escape from the world, but engaging oneself in the battle for souls in need of salvation.

3 thoughts on “Follow Jesus: get up and move

  1. My conscience has been long burdened to rise “a great while before day” as was His custom. I’ve learned to appreciate why, seeing how busy and interactive days of ministry were (for him) and can be (for us). Thanks!

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