• The answer to Jesus’ question

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    “Knock and I’ll answer. Seek and find me.”

    I can’t rise from my chair to reach the door.
    Seeking sounds like work.

    You say:
    “Come to me when you’re weary and worn out.
    You’ll find real rest with me.”

    I roll from this lazy-boy into a loveseat with you.
    You take my troubles, you calm my fevered thinking.
    Is this what an easy yoke is?

    You say:
    “I’m standing at your door. I’m knocking.
    I’m calling your name. Won’t you come?”

    I will answer the door, but I’m not sure I can leave the house.
    Are you wooing or cajoling me?

    You say:
    “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
    Watch and pray with me.”

    I say:
    “Lord, your disciples couldn’t stay awake for a single hour!
    What makes you think I can?”

    You say:
    “Parents on this planet know how to give good gifts to their children.”

    I interrupt:
    “We’re talking fish and bread here.”

    You finish:
    “How much more will our Father in Heaven give
    the Holy Spirit
    to those that ask?”

    …How much more…

    I will ask, I will seek, I will knock, I will pray.
    Come Holy Spirit.

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