Disciples of Christ
As Christians, we are called to be Disciples of Christ, and the cost of this discipleship is everything. This will require giving up things in your life that are taking away from your relationship with Christ. This will require you to say no to temptations and things of this world. The Bible talks about the cost of following Christ in detail. We are told in Luke 9:23 (in reference to Jesus) “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” You will face trials, loneliness and suffering but the reward far outweighs the trials, loneliness or suffering you will face during this earthly life. Are you looking to grow across the course of a lifetime into a more prayerful, mature disciple of Christ? Here are six ways to balance life and discipleship, inspired by the book “Living in the Sacred” by Ronald Rolheiser.