Excuses Done Right

18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

21 Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

22 But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Jesus had followers who had excuses on why they couldn’t follow him just this minute.

Many of us did the same thing for a long time before we became Christians.

Even today, we make excuses for why we don’t give more, pray more, help others more, share our faith more. and on and on.

The excuses get more creative the larger the task.

No, of course we’re not expected to pray 24/7, give sacrificially, or help until it hurts.

Well, actually, we are.

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