If you and I are going to be faithful followers of the One who calls us into this journey of faith, we are going to have to realize a few things.

To be a faithful follower means that our experience will not be what we expect it to be.

We will be surprised and humbled along the way.

There will be many times that we are wrong about our beliefs, about other people, ourselves, and about the Sacred One we are following.

Life will not be what or how we always want it to be.

We will fail.

And we cannot do it without Creator’s help.

Do you want to be a faithful follower?


It’s going to be a struggle. A-throw-yourself-on-the-ground-before God-kind-of-struggle.

“Please God, you know what I want, but if I can’t have that, give me your will even when I don’t want or understand it,” kind of struggle.

I am sorry to share this hard news with you.  I am sorry to hear it myself.  I wish it was easier, but it’s not.

The example has been set.

The good news is we don’t have to do it alone.