Monday, January 7, 2008

New Pants

I was just talking to John about what my master teaches me. It was about throwing out old pants instead of patching them by cutting up new pants and saying, "look, new pants." It is actually wearing the new pants. It is also about how much we think traditional ways seem better when ways of the spirit are revolutionarily controversial. New pants is about what type of disciple you are; a disciple of pharisees, John the baptiser, some guy or tradition or denomination,... or of Jesus. Disciples of Jesus follow him. I suspect it is also about deep intimacy with him. New pants are, "What now Jesus?", life in the spirit instead of traditions. Let's all pause to let Jesus burn what we think we know about him and the spirit.