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Have you ever thought about defining discipleship for yourself? How do we truly follow Jesus Christ everyday of our life?

WE THIRST
Have you ever thought about defining discipleship for yourself? How do we truly follow Jesus Christ everyday of our life?
Deacon John Ruscheinsky
 
Have you ever thought about defining discipleship for yourself? How do we truly follow Jesus Christ everyday of our life? Looking into this deeper maybe you could put your own profession of faith in writing.
 
Jesus defines discipleship by this statement: "To be a disciple is to come after me, to follow me." "You must deny yourself and take up your cross." This serious and the depth of such self-sacrifice is brought home by the fact that Jesus says these words as He is about to begin his final earthly journey to Jerusalem and to his own cross.
 
Jesus certainly derived His identity in large part from the trust and delight He enjoyed from His Father: "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Secure in this self-understanding, He could embrace any task, including the tall order of the mission of being the Christ of God. His true identity, however, is not so clear to those disciples around Him. Jesus asked His closest friends to identify him. Who do you think I am? It was only Peter who responded boldly with the perfect answer, the "Christ of God." Jesus then fills the gap for His disciples of what the Christ of God mission is all about. It's not about being served, power, and seats of honor. There would be suffering, rejection, execution - and afterwards, great victory!
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: What is your identity? And do you thirst? In our Responsorial Psalm acclaim: My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God. Increase our thirst, Lord, that we may intensify our search for the fountain of life!
 
 
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