Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Disciple . . . disciplines
I am constantly reminded (by the "circuit judge" in my brain, aka Holy Spirit) that we can't/won't "Go", we can't/won't obey until Christ is formed in our inner being; our hearts! Jesus first said, "Come", and only later said "Go", after he had made disciples of his "motley crew". Yes, spiritual formation is the "work" of the Holy Spirit, but we must cooperate with the Holy Trinity through the "disciplines" if we are to become "imitations of Christ". The "church" can't make disciples . . . but, it can teach individuals how to partner with God to become a disciple.