Jesus said, ‘Whoever serves me must follow me’ (John 12:26)
There is a difference between saying that you’re a disciple of Jesus and being a disciple of Jesus. Rather than just being full of high-sounding words, the true disciple lives their faith. They follow Jesus in their actions and their words. Following Jesus means following God’s word of compassion and inclusion for those on the outer. Including those on the outer isn’t ‘doing them a favour’. Rather it is living our faith in the body of Christ – that everyone has something to offer and we are all the poorer without it. Following Jesus also means speaking the truth to power – an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous place to be.
Have a great week!