The Gospel lesson is the account of John the Baptist identifying Jesus as the Son of God and the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world, and two of John’s disciples walking away from John and over to Jesus, who turns to them and asks, “What are you seeking?” One point I take from this exchange is that Jesus asks anyone who comes to Him exactly that question: “What are you seeking?” Thus, it’s good for us to know what we are seeking when we come to Jesus, and just as important to know what He offers us, and what He wants to do in us and through us. What He wants from us, and what He plans for us, are laid out briefly in the other readings – so come Sunday and hear. You and I might go to Jesus for relief from a symptom – like when we go to the dentist with a toothache – but Jesus offers not symptom relief, but a deep, thorough-going cure of the underlying disease, the transformation of our hearts from rebels to worshipers. Let’s not settle for symptom relief, as good as that might be – let’s go for the full cure, that we may live for Christ.
With much love and many prayers,