When Martin Luther got up in the morning and put water on his face, he would say, “I am baptized!” It was a way of reminding himself that living out his baptism was a key to discipleship … For us as well as for Martin Luther, the baptismal covenant is to be lived out in daily discipleship. The call to discipleship is a call to be part of a community of faith. When a traveling rabbi in the first century said: “Come, follow me,” it was not only an invitation to respond personally but to become a part of the “school of disciples” following that rabbi.
– Dwight Vogel
from By Water and the Spirit
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