Bible Passage: Luke 9:1-9, 21-26
The call to follow Jesus is a call to become like Jesus: this is the heart of discipleship. In this text we find various aspects of what that process entails. There is the empowering, the sending (discipleship is about doing the work of Jesus), the challenge, and the paradox (self-denial and the bearing of a cross). The sacred call to follow Jesus involves all of these things and is something that everyone can participate in, from skeptic to long term Christians.