“He said to them, ‘Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic.’” Luke 9:3 NRSV
While I was packing for a recent trip these tough words from Jesus floated into my mind. But how could I take nothing with me? That seemed simply impossible. (The irony of that phrase is not lost on me.) My imagination fill with “what if” scenarios as I was picking from my clothes and shoes and books to take. What if it was going to be cold? What if it rained? What if I was invited out to eat and the clothes I had weren’t appropriate? What if I needed to reference a certain author or idea I had read? Although I’ve gotten better at packing I still tend to overpack and struggle with the burden of carrying too much on my journey. –Dustin Davis, Disarmingly Simple
- As we move toward the end of this Lenten journey, take a moment to assess what unnecessary weight you are still invited to release.
- When do the “what if” scenarios in your life keep you from leaving things behind that are currently burdening?
- Prayerfully dwell with Luke 9:3. What is God’s invitation to you in this text?