Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Thoughts–October 30

To a large extent, followers of the Crucified and Risen One are insiders; they who do the will of God, which is to follow Jesus. Being an insider though means, at least, that one should have a more pronounced awareness of a trust and suspicion dynamic and a clearer picture as to where these are to be oriented. What I’m hoping to get at is this. If one is following Jesus, one is a trusting insider. Yet, there is a possibility that a trusting insider might be lulled into a false sense of security and assume that this status gives he/she the whole truth and nothing but the truth. This trusting insider, however, unaware of the essential and necessary dialogue between trust and suspicion may be surprised when he/she finds out that trust has been operating, in this area of life, pretty much and often naively, on its own. If no suspicion of oneself is in play when it comes to following the Christ, one who assumes one is an insider may actually turn out to be an outsider.