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04 Jesus’ Call to the Way: Living the Quest – Asking and Seeking (Matthew 7:7-12)

04 Jesus’ Call to the Way: Living the Quest – Asking and Seeking (Matthew 7:7-12)

What is Life with Jesus all about? When we’re called to Jesus’ Way, what is life like? Asceticism? Health and wealth? Hard work and simplicity? Jesus stresses action, hearing & doing – a house built on rock. How? Start: Seek God’s rule. End: You shall be perfect. In between: A quest for life, surrounded by God’s care, learning God’s love that challenges law & ordinary wisdom. Paul experienced the impact of Jesus. Conventional evaluations of life overturned. Learning Jesus. Releasing the past. Pressing toward the goal of God’s call to res. life. Knocking, Seeking, Asking Jesus challenged: Ask, Seek, Knock. Often interpreted as prayer. Yes, and also the whole of life: Seek, Knock. Taking off blinders. We don’t know how much life can be: How the dimension of God (God’s Kingdom) changes every possibility, view, goal. We’ve so much to learn. Jesus calls us to receive gifts, make discoveries, open closed doors. Ask – be given; receive. Daily bread. Everything is a gift of God. By asking for

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