(October 10, 2014)
The Gospel is truly a simple process. It is no wonder it is compared to looking at the brass serpent of Moses. We tend to complicate it in our efforts to learn and understand the nature of the world we live in and the nature of the eternity we hope to enjoy. We think of ‘angels on the heads of pins’ rather than looking to the Lord and living.
There are more things that we need to correct in our life right now than we can possibly correct. We each have sins and weaknesses and character defects and blind spots. Even if we put forth our full efforts to correct those things that we know that are wrong in ourselves, we would be in a hopeless position, because we cannot see what we cannot see, and we do not know what we do not know.
Instead, our task is a simple one – we must look to God and live. While thinking about the Gospel is productive, we must always defer to the Captain of our souls. If we approach Him, and ask Him in humility what we should do, He will teach us, empower us, and help us to know. If we then carry out His instructions, we will find ourselves with more capacity to follow the next time. And line upon line we will increase our ability to walk in His footsteps, by following His guidance on what we should do and when we should do it.