DAY 50 OF 365 IN 2021
Matthew 9:14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”
Let me share how I thought this conversation could have gone had Jesus decided to drag things a bit:
John’s disciples: ‘why do we and the pharisees fast often but your disciples do not?’
Jesus: “why do you fast?”
John’ s disciples: eerrmmm, that’s not the question. Why don’t your disciples fast?
Jesus: “Again, I want to know why do you fast? “
The reason why this image of Jesus insistent on obtaining an indication for their fast comes to mind is because in pursuit of pointing fingers and seeing ourselves as better than others’, many have forgotten their very own convictions. It would be interesting to have heard what response John’s disciples would have offered to the question of ‘why they fasted often’.
Thus, in successfully highlighting the mistakes or errors present in another life, their commitment to their very own convictions becomes questionable. We realise that some never really knew why they do what they do. We might deem ourselves as exceptions, but beloved, it is actually very easy to lose sight of, or forget why we do what we do. And from the very moment this becomes our new normal, we will take a lot of things for granted.