“Come and see” is what Jesus said to the two disciples of John the Baptist who asked him, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” (John 1:35-39)
Jesus responds to their question but he does not answer it. Instead of an answer he extends an invitation. Instead of information he offers an experience. Instead of a destination he offers a journey. If they want to know where Jesus is staying they will have to find out for themselves. That means leaving John the Baptist behind, letting go of what they think they know, and opening themselves to the future and something new. They didn’t know what lay ahead or where Jesus’ invitation would take them but St. John tell us they went anyway, “they came and saw where he was staying” (John 1:39).
Those have been and continue to be important learnings in my life. If I am not getting anywhere new it may be because I am unwilling to leave where I am.
I am finding that I have more questions than answers and that the answers I do have need to be held lightly until they give way to the next better question. I don’t know where any of this is leading but I would be grateful for your presence and companionship on this journey. Let’s find out together.
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