Friday 7th of April
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations….”
Jesus made disciples out of the original twelve apostles by living with them and experiencing life together. He did this in addition to sharing His teachings. Jesus didn’t make them into disciples through a single moment. The moment each chose to follow Jesus and give up their old lives, they became disciples, but that was only the beginning. By living with Jesus, He made them into more complete disciples. Therefore, what Jesus has done for them, they can also do for others. By living according to what Jesus preaches, people will recognize the apostles as His disciples.
When we make disciples, much like Jesus did, we expand the Christian community. The apostles were Jesus’ disciples because they believed in Him and trusted Him. We too have to cultivate our relationships with people to make the most out of our shared experiences. Having a disciple, or being discipled, allows us to have a relationship where we can serve someone else. When it comes to sharing our faith with others, sometimes we might not be sure what to say. Let us trust that Jesus will give us the words to speak.