I have been inspired recently by Emily P. Freeman’s words when she writes,
“I have a vision of a generation of believers who understand that the goal of life is Jesus and all the ways he wants to offer himself both to us and through us to the world.”
Yes, yes, yes!
Beginning with Jesus’ earliest words to the men and women who would become his disciples, “Follow me,” Christianity has understood itself to be a faith imparted by one to another. For in Jesus we discover not only a worthy model for the journey but also an intimate invitation to a life together. Jesus reaches out by his Spirit, speaking and sharing his stunning life with us.
Over the last couple of months leading to Easter, I have been offering reflections upon Jesus’ distinctive way of being with others. One could even call it his mentoring way. He continues by his Spirit to develop his followers in this same mentoring way today, life upon life.
We have put these short reflections into an easily accessible and downloadable format:
Reflections on Imitating Jesus’ Way with Others
Take a look and ponder: Where might Jesus be inviting you to a deeper relational life with himself and with others?