A Lenten Journal: A Pursuit of the Doctrine of Christ (Fourth Saturday)

And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him.     Mark 8:30

There is a time for revelation and a time of silence.  Revelation too soon is a disaster to any movement.  Movements need time to properly develop and be at the right place to be effective.  The blind man at Bethsaida was given sight.  But, his vision was Bethsaida, not Jerusalem.  Peter rightly identified his Master on the road to Caesarea Philippi.  That was a circuit visit, not the final destination.  There is always the temptation to side track from the ultimate point of a mission.  Jesus refused to allow the ones he healed and his followers to do this to him.

Glass Island Dawn

Know what the will of God is in your life and resolve not to let anyone or anything side track you.  Not just bad habits, enemies, misleading influences, and misdeeds.  But, the sinister distractions of praises and victories can divert and destroy any good cause just as swiftly as the worst wicked opposition.  Stay the course with a sense of discipline and demand it especially from those who wish you well.

Your Brother In Christ,

Cyprian Bluemood

Order of Saint Simon of Cyrene

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