What if "Follow me" is Jesus' invitation to every one of us to step into the fullness of our life? What if it is the call to become fully alive? What if it's about becoming more authentically ourselves, living with integrity, and discovering our truest self? Maybe every time we act in such a way that our life seems to fit and our words and decisions reflect who we really are we are answering Jesus' call to follow him. Have you ever had the feeling that you just had to do something even though you didn't exactly know where it would take you or what would happen? It didn't just feel right. It felt necessary. And to do otherwise would be a betrayal of life and yourself? Maybe that's what how Simon and Andrew, and James and John felt. Maybe that's what it feels like to answer Jesus' call, "Follow me."
What Is The Songline Of Your Life? – A Sermon On Luke 1:46-55
Are you familiar with songlines? Songlines are a part of the aboriginal life. The aborigines tell a creation story in which creation ancestors wandered the continent singing out the name of everything that crossed their path - birds, animals, plants, rocks, caves, desert brush, waterholes - thereby singing the world and all creation into existence. It’s akin to Adam naming the animals (Genesis 2:19-20). The paths their ancestors charted are called songlines. In every life there is a songline waiting to be sung. We all have one. We may each sing in different keys and use verses particular to our lives but it is the same song. It is the primordial melody of God carrying God’s eternal Word for each of our lives.
Called to Become God: The Human Vocation
“I should be doing more,” she said. “I want to do more but I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what God wants me to do. What is God’s will for my life?” That’s how our conversation began.…
Theosis, the Human Vocation
There are moments when the existential questions of life can no longer be answered, ignored, or denied by focusing on our careers, jobs, marriages, families, acquisitions, or accomplishments. We are, to paraphrase the opening of St. Augustine’s Confessions, restless until…