Wednesday, 25th July, 2018
Reference text: Matthew 20:20-28
Matthew 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
After the triggering of Article 50 by the Prime minister, The process began for the official withdrawal of the UK from. the European Union. Many people seemed to have voted for and contributed to the making of a decision on something they probably had no idea of because in the aftermath of
the historic referendum that all but secured exit from the block, ‘Brexit’ as it is called, was apparently the word most searched in the country .
We see an extension of a similar turn of events in today’s Gospel where we see James and his brother make a decision with so little information. They had no clear indication or knowledge of what the cup to drink was however, as long as in the he very end, the prospect of gaining a place on the right and left of Jesus remained up for grabs, they were ready to go all the way.
It isn’t uncommon to encounter those who make decisions based on nothing more than the prospects that lie ahead- what they can get and as long as that is clarified, there is no stopping them.
Beloved, we cannot make decisions like these two disciples ‘just because’, since some of these options are not ones we can easily opt out of, as Jesus confirmed to those two.
Let us not become all consumed with just the luxuries and goodies that can be found on, or at the end of our journey with the Lord because that alone will not be enough motivation for the whole journey ahead.
Remember # It isn’t so much about what we get at the end, as much as it is about how we get there.