Br. Andrew Dominic Yang discusses discipleship and how Christians can participate in this daily. Discipleship is the following of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is clearly outlined in the Bible for us. Jesus tells us, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). He also commanded us, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). Christian discipleship calls us to follow these commandments well. After all, loving God and our neighbor is what is necessary in the process of becoming saints.
This process looks different with each individual. It is a unique path that the Lord has prepared for everyone. For Mother Teresa, this meant helping the poor and serving the sick in India. For St. Dominic, it was to be a preacher and speak the truth of the Gospel to many. For St. John Paul the Great, he practiced discipleship by first becoming a priest and then the Pope. But it does not require joining a religious order to be a disciple of Christ. This path takes different forms. He never asks us to repeat what someone else has done. It is our own path of love within the Church to help us to love God and our neighbor as ourselves.
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