Ask, Seek, Knock
The text for Sunday is Matthew 7:7-11 where Jesus instructs (commands?) us to ask, seek and knock. But the grammar is intriguing: present imperative: keep on asking, continue seeking, don't stop knocking. It's a call to long-haul perseverance and persistence against ambiguity, confusion and resistance.
This is really a word to those well along in the journey of discipleship. To those of us who have become used to certain things and given up on others, who have become less open to change and settled for stability and the status quo. So the question I will be asking in worship tomorrow is: where are you still asking, still seeking and still knocking?