Monday, July 2, 2007

The Value of Discipleship

All of us have probably wondered from time to time what the first disciples of Jesus looked like. Artists have had a field day with this for about two thousand years. If we want to know what present-day disciples of Jesus look like, we have only to look in the mirror.

As we prepare in a few weeks to begin services at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek, I remind us that putting our faith into action and letting it permeate everything we do is a tried and true way of following Jesus Christ as his disciples. Discipleship means making a conscious effort to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ through regular attendance at worship, through prayer, and through our relationships with others.

Over the next several weekdays, this blog will hold up to us the lives of Christians whose names will be familiar, and some whom we might not easily recognize. We could call it "Three Weeks With the Saints" in which we will explore the dimensions of their relationship with our Lord Jesus. I hope this exploration will give us inspiration as we prepare to gather as a church. On Sundays this blog will still offer thoughts on the Gospel reading for that day.

In peace,
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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