THOUGHT OF THE DAY: BEING A TRUE DISCIPLE

Today’s meditative thought comes from Dr. Edward Sri who is a theologian, author and well-known Catholic speaker:

In the first-century world of Jesus, being a disciple was all about one key word: imitation. When a disciple followed a rabbi, he lived with the rabbi, shared meals with the rabbi, prayed with the rabbi, and studied with the rabbi. The goal of the disciple wasn’t merely to master his rabbi’s teachings, but to imitate the way he lived—the way he prayed, worked, trusted in God’s providence, helped the poor, lived friendship, and served the people. So if we are going to be disciples of Jesus today, we must aim for a lot more than believing a set of doctrines and following the rules of our faith.

—Edward Sri

from Into His Likeness

 

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