Day 5. To be a Disciple of Christ

Beloved DiscipleWord of God: Acts 21:26-32

Reflection: To be a Christian is to be a disciple of Christ. Jesus wants his disciples to be close to Him (see Mk 3:13-14), to learn from Him (see Mk 11:13-14). Let that sink in for a second. So if we are called to do that, learning and living the Gospel is probably a good place to start. So let us hold to the Word of God, for it is eternal and grants us fullness of life!

Quote for the Day: Having received the call from Christ: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19), the disciples traveled throughout the world announcing the Good News of the Gospel. -Metropoltian Andrey Sheptytsky

Meaning of Discipleship: If you look at the early Christians, you’ll realize that they didn’t blend into the crowd. Their lifestyle was totally against the current and gave them away as followers of Jesus. When someone looks at me, do they see a disciple of Christ or do I just look like one of the crowd?

Prayer: O, Source of wisdom and grace. Open my sinful lips and teach me the manner in which and for what needs I should pray. For You know the great multitude of my sins, but their enormity can bevanquished by Your loving-kindness … Guide my life along your ways, for You govern all creation with a word by the ineffable power of Your wisdom; show me the way in which I should walk, O tranquil Haven of those who are turbulently perplexed. Grant the Spirit of Your wisdom to my deliberations, giving the Spirit of understanding to my ignorance. With the Spirit of Your fear, overshadow my deeds and renew a steadfast spirit within me. -Kneeling Prayers on Pentecost Sunday Evening

Missionary Task: Read Mk 1:21-35 and try to see yourself as a disciple, who spends an entire day with his Teacher. Afterwards, spend the next day in the spirit of one who follows Christ.

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