I like talking about myself as a follower of Jesus. I prefer that description to any other one in describing my faith. I like it because it describes the relationship pretty well: intimate but not static; he leads, I follow.

But tonight a question occured to me: Does Jesus sometimes follow me?

Wherever I go, he is there. He will never leave me and never forsake me. Does that mean that sometimes he follows, too? And if that is true, what does it mean for my faith?

This idea is profoundly humbling. And scary.

I don’t know. I am headed to bed, and that is the question. Let me know what you think. I’m also going to email a few friends and see what they say. I’ll share whatever I hear.

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