Being a literal follower of Jesus is not essential. We express our discipleship by our love for one another; in thought and actions, not words. God asks only this of us, Micah said: “to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.” ~ Kenneth Wapnick. Forgiveness and Jesus: The Meeting Place of ‘A Course in Miracles’ and Christianity (Kindle Locations 2090-2092). Kindle Edition.
Jesus often expressed this idea,
for instance, “For those who exalt themselves
will be humbled, and those who humble themselves
will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12 NIV)
He urged his followers not to put themselves down
any more than they should puff themselves up.
Disciples sought out special standing within the group,
assuming tiers within their ranks. But Jesus
skipped on playing that game, suggesting they… and we…
lead by our loving for one another;
in thought and actions, not words.
Are you willing to set aside ego
and love all around you?
To choose love first and always?