What You Are Stuck On?

“Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.John 6:68

I recently heard a piece on the radio about how important it is for athletes to attach themselves to some product or company – either to gain sponsorship or to secure future employment and income. And the coup d’etat — get your picture on the Wheaties box! That can mean everything.

Perhaps you have heard of  Keri HermanKeri+Herman+Winter+Olympics+Freestyle+Skiing+Og9oNkrxiawl. She is a slopestyle skier who went to Sochi last year skiing for the US Women’s Team. One of Keri’s frustrations was that she could not get sponsors.  At age 30 it was thought that she was too old even to get an agent. More of us would have heard of Keri had she been able to get her face on that box of cereal.

It’s worth pondering – not only for athletes, but for all of us: What are we attached to? What are the connections we make to further our career? To enhance our status? To guarantee our future?

At some level the people closest to Jesus knew it was worth it to stay close to him. Even when what he taught was tough to hear they knew they were better off attached to him. If you are looking for a sponsor, an “agent”, someone you can depend on, someone who will tell you the truth about yourself and love you unconditionally, get connected to Christ.

As Lent begins we know the path won’t always be easy. But no one knows the way like Jesus.

A blessed Tuesday.

Mark Demers

Want to talk about sex, politics, spirituality? So do I. I grew up in a religious home in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our country was reeling from assassinations and the devastation of the Viet Nam War. Looking for something beautiful, I got a degree in music, married the love of my life and had children. Looking for God, I then went to seminary. Looking for something that might transform the world, I became a local church pastor. Now, I’m always looking for people who want to talk about important things. I cherish conversations with emerging leaders, people who are antsy to try an idea they believe would change the world for the better. I’d would love to hear from you.