A Disciple of Christ

A disciple of Christ

Is like a bird singing against the background of a gray, winter sky.

A disciple of Christ

Is happier to be the tail of a leopard than the head of a swine.

A disciple of Christ

Is happier to be a rock in turbulent waters, than to be a bridge above those waters.

A disciple of Christ

Does not hold in his heart the structure of religion, but holds the eternal which knows no limit.

A disciple of Christ

Is the light of the lamp; without the light, the lamp is meaningless.

A disciple of Christ

Is not afraid to purify Faith and Wisdom in the fire of science and scrutiny.

A disciple of Christ

Is happy to hold Truth up in the marketplace, even when there are no buyers.

A disciple of Christ

Fulfills the law by love; for keeping the law without love is like flailing at the wind.

A disciple of Christ

Embraces the law and knows it’s Truth; but, he is keenly aware that he is unable to keep it.

A disciple of Christ

Is loved by those who love, and hated by those who hate.

A disciple of Christ

Gives his life to those who deserve it, but burns passionately for those who don’t deserve it.

A disciple of Christ

Finds His Truth in all people, in all things, in all places…

A disciple of Christ

Knows that one second is swallowed by eternity as easily as one lifetime.

A disciple of Christ

Respects age and mimics a child’s heart:  for a child’s heart is open and amazed,

and an elderly heart has sewn within it the history of His Voice…

though the pages be weathered.

A disciple of Christ

Is like a strong tree:

     In winter, his structure is exposed but true;

     In spring, he sends out shoots;

     In summer, he grows strong even in drought, for his roots are deep.

     In autumn, he bears much fruit.

A disciple of Christ

                                Knows that faith without works is dead,

                                And works without love is dead,

                                And love without God is dead.

A disciple of Christ

Depends not on his own understanding, but remains still to hear the Voice.

A disciple of Christ

Knows his path without a map;

for he is the map-maker, as the Spirit leads.

A disciple of Christ

Points his finger at no one, but points his finger to The One.

A disciple of Christ

Knows that if he wonders whether he is in God’s will, then he is not.

A disciple of Chist

Does not take from the assembly, but rather gives to the assembly:

     He gains by losing his life every sunrise,

     And adds to the assembly by offering that life.

A disciple of Christ

Hides not His name, and shows His name without speaking it.

A disciple of Christ

                                Knows patience like a mother,

                                Knows friendship like a brother,

                                Knows giving like a sister,

                                Knows charity like a father.

A disciple of Christ is known by his love…

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