Discipleship is an important topic here at Evangelical Disciple. What does it mean to be a disciple? Why would I want to be someone’s disciple? Why would I want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? Give this homily a listen and then check out the reflection questions below.
- Am I a disciple of Jesus Christ? Do I want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?
- Do I take time to study the life of Jesus? Do I spend time reading the Gospels and reflecting on what I’ve read?
- Is there anything in the life of Jesus that I find attractive? In what ways could I try to imitate Jesus?
- How generous have I been toward Jesus and his people?
- What worldly comforts and securities have I sacrificed for Jesus? How often do I make sacrifices for him?
- Is my life any different than those who do not claim to be disciples of Jesus?
- Would I actually be willing to change my life in order to follow and imitate Jesus more perfectly?
The apostles gathered together with Jesus
and reported all they had done and taught.
He said to them,
“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.”
People were coming and going in great numbers,
and they had no opportunity even to eat.
So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.
People saw them leaving and many came to know about it.
They hastened there on foot from all the towns
and arrived at the place before them.
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.
– Mark 6:30-34