On the Mark July 25th 2010

By Fr. Christopher P. Leighton, July 25, 2010 7:00 am

Until Something Better Comes Along

No doubt you have started out at the supermarket, filling a cart, when you come to the realization that before you is a preferred product and you will now need to dispose of the other. So you put the no-longer-needed thing in a wrong place on the shelf or hidden out of the cashier’s sight off the rolling belt at the checkout.

How much of life is lived “until something better comes along”?

• I’ll go to the party until something better comes along

• I’m at this job until something better comes along

• I’m with this person until something better comes along

• I’m in this church until something better comes along.

Is it conceivable that I’m with this god until something better comes along?

There is a critical juncture in Jesus’ ministry when many turn away and leave Him. At this point He turns to the Twelve and asks “Do you want to leave, too?” Peter answers, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” [John 6:67-68.]

The 12 disciples had committed to Jesus and there was no turning back. As a follower of Christ we realize that our tendency to drift along and to dabble now must end or we will not be following Him.

Your brother in Christ,


The Rev. Christopher P. Leighton


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