Discipleship Joy
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Discipleship Joy

Will we still be disciples in the age of the Resurrection? That question occurred to me recently as I was listening to a group of my theological colleagues discuss discipleship. The conversation was a bit of a downer, and it struck me that – given what they were saying about discipleship – I was not looking forward to being a disciple for all eternity. My colleagues’ depiction of the life of discipleship was obviously borrowed from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They emphasized the “cost” of discipleship. Christians are to walk “the way of the Cross.” To be a disciple is to show a willingness to take on suffering.