Friday, January 10, 2014

Thoughts on following Jesus

"The religion of Christ is not a tidbit after one's bread; on the contrary, it is the bread or it is nothing.  People should at least understand and concede this if they call themselves Christian."

These words from Dietrich Bonhoeffer are a call to discipleship.  His message in these two sentences is quite simple.  One who claims to be a Christian must realize that following Jesus is an all or nothing venture.  A man cannot serve two masters.  Discipleship (following) is serious business.  Do we understand that?  Has Western culture caused an erosion in our thinking that anything goes?  What cost are we really paying to follow Jesus? 

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