John 1: 35-42
Did you ever feel totally unconscious in life, like you were just going through the motions with little internal inertia? Perhaps the early followers of Jesus were feeling like that. Obviously they were seeking something, searching. Were they dissatisfied with where their life was? Jesus notices them following him and asks them: “What are you looking for?” Now, you would think that they would have responded with various requests, dreams for their lives, meaning, healing or whatever. But they don’t. What they say is: “Rabbi, where do you stay?”
I’m not sure that the disciples had a clue of what they were looking for. But there was something about this man that beckoned them, something about him stirred something within them. What they did do is act! Jesus says: “Come and see.” And that’s what they did. They put one foot in front of the other and spent time with him – having no idea where it would lead.
Sometimes life is like that isn’t it? Something just isn’t quite right, we’re not quite satisfied, yet we don’t know what it is that we seek. Perhaps in times like this what we need to do is act, put one foot in front of the other, walk outside the closed doors of our being and try something, something healthy for our bodies, minds and spirits. Who knows where it may lead?