Coming to Jesus is coming to ourselves, is coming to. Jesus had to come to Jesus by coming to himself, by coming to. In the wilderness, in the lonely vigils at night, in Gethsemane, on Golgotha. We all have to follow the same path, in coming to terms with the discrepancy between how things are and how we want them to be, and what we can do about the disparity. That will grow us up-- and that's the last thing we want to be-- as a quick glance at the political framework currently trying to destroy life as we know it (Every despot ever has been fascist to the core, has taxed the poor to benefit the rich, and has called Social Security/ Medicare "Entitlement Programs," and equated them with "Socialism," terms that create heavy smoke where there is no fire to divert/sidetrack the conversation into the wilderness of noise, drama and complexity to hide their own corruption and deceit, and coverup their own wrongdoings). Deception and denial keep us safely away from the truth of how things are, which is what growing up requires of everyone. This is not a grown up culture, or one that has any chance ever of growing up, which makes the true counter-culture one that understands growing up to be the price of admission to life as it must be lived-- what coming to Jesus is all about! Jesus saw what was what and what needed to be done about it, and turned over the money-changers tables, setting up the Sanhedrin/Pilate scheme to rid the world of just another trouble-maker, via a cross on a Friday called "Good." The truth is "a harsh task-master," requiring grown-ups for the task that is always at hand. And we do not come to that task without going through ourselves and how it is with us, not-wanting as we do, anything to do with it-- with the truth, with the task, with the work at hand. Coming to Jesus is coming to the truth of ourselves and what needs to be done about it in order to be who the situation calls us to be, in each situation as it arises, all our life long. The fascists won't have anything to do with that. How about us? Where do we stand?