Greater Things than These (John 2:1-11)
And what about us? What about those of us who claim to follow Jesus? Are we prepared to follow him into the temple, where he’s sure to start kicking over other people’s lemonade stands?
And what tables are we prepared to see Jesus overturn? What injustices are we willing to take action against? Which systemic inequities are we primed to get on our feet and march into the seat of power to seek change for? Because Jesus always seems to be heading into places it would be a lot more convenient for us to avoid.
But following Jesus requires us to ask about who needs to hear our voices? What problems should we be up to our elbows in? If we’re to be faithful, we don’t really have a choice about wandering into dark alleys after Jesus—as much as it would make our lives easier.