This is Holy Week. That seems a good time to look at how Jesus challenged followers to live. While we sometimes revert to being timid, Jesus expected something else.

While we won’t admit to it, most (all?) people put other people into success and power categories.

building-the-bridge-to-successYou know, those who pray better, do miracles, know the Bible better, sit on every committee, had a more dramatic conversion, etc.

But Jesus told a parable about servants getting different amounts to invest, even though each got the same product from the same Boss (Matthew 25:14-30). Funny thing, the employee who got the least became the example of lazy and worthless.

Today I celebrate one year as a blogger. It began when my newspaper column was unceremoniously dumped. Now I share spiritual dialogue with people from twenty-three countries, a greater thing than I have ever done, in terms of writing. I’m not bragging, I’m stupefied!

Jesus also said, “I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in me will do the things that I am doing. They will do even greater things because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12 God’s Word).

5040034-jesus-christ-statue-in-crossThe death of Jesus on the cross, which Christians celebrate today as Good Friday, looked and felt to the early disciples as utter, total defeat from which there would be no recovery. They went on, however, to let Paraclete flow through them to transform people around the world. Good News!

Power and success comes from discerning your call, doing that thing and resisting the temptation to claim all the credit.

Turn your timid heart inside out and upside down and re-shape it into the form of Jesus behaviour.

Make every week holy, just as God is holy.