September 23, 2020
by Rev. Bill Freeman
I am a follower of Jesus. And Moses. And Buddha. And Krishna. And Muhammad.
I believe that’s what God wants me to be. Because I believe God is a follower of Jesus. And Moses. And Buddha. And Krishna. And Muhammad.
God follows their every move. Of course. After all, they are all God’s children, just like you and me. Is God supposed to love only one of God’s children and neglect the rest?
Why do we — or God — have to choose just one person to follow? I love blueberries. But I don’t eat only blueberries to the exclusion of all other fruit. I also love oranges, bananas, and watermelon. Eating only blueberries would become very boring. Delicious, but boring.
Admittedly, I know more about Jesus than any of the others. When I was a kid I sang, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” I didn’t sing, “Moses loves me, this I know, for the Hebrew Scriptures tell me so.” I could have. I would have been okay with it. But my Sunday school teacher probably would’ve had the vapors.