By now, you’ve probably figured out that wandering in the wilderness to follow Jesus isn’t just senseless meandering. It doesn’t mean going around in aimless circles. But it does require turning our expectations and assumptions around. It requires becoming vulnerable, having enough humility to accept ridicule, even.
But Jesus submitted himself to that kind of humiliation, and if we are to be his followers, we have to accept that it is only in dying we can experience resurrection. It is only in humility that we can be exalted with Christ, and it is only in asking the seemingly foolish question that we can find the answer that leads to eternal life.