Daily Dose, March 27 — Going Deeper

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s the blind leading the blind.” Typically, that means that neither person has a clue what they are doing. A person is following a person who will likely not lead well. Who we follow matters. Paying attention to who we are following is really important now -- and was equally true in Jesus’ day.

Jesus told a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?” (Luke 6:39)

Years ago, I was playing a game with a group of youth. One youth would be blind-folded, and the room was set up like an obstacle course. The youths who weren’t blind-folded would yell out instructions to the blind-folded one to help him or her navigated their way. It was loud and lots of fun. It was a great lesson on the importance of whose voice you are paying attention to as you make your way through life.

In some ways we are all a bit blind to the things we don’t know or can’t see. We look to people who have a sight we don’t have, and who have been this way before, who have navigated it well.

The blind-folded youth was dependent on his seeing friends to keep him out of the pit.

In life it really DOES matter who we are following. Not everyone who’s in the lead, is leading us towards the life we really want to have, or to becoming the person God wants us to be. We need to take the time to pay attention. -- Rev. Terri Henkel